"The last actress whom I can think of, who had a brilliant comic timing was Juhi Chawla. In that era there were reigning actresses like Sridevi and Madhur Dixit but Juhi Chawla was just different. Similarly in the current times, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor are great actresses but they haven't really done full on comedies", says Riteish who has now made a career out of working in back to back comedies.
Elaborating on Lara's rise as an actress with a flair for comedy, Riteish says, "This ways Lara is quite good. Not many film makers have given so many other leading ladies a chance for comedy. Someone had to make an effort and it is nice to see that Lara has picked up good comic roles that have come her way."
He doesn't deny the fact that his on-screen 'Bebo' is looking smashing and absolutely stunning in her new avtar. From the promos, it is also obvious that she has donned a drop dead sexy look and has men folk lusting after her.
Laughs Riteish, "Well for a woman as beautiful and gorgeous as Lara, it is but natural to have men lusting after her. As for how am I looking at her in the film, then for that you would have to watch Do Knot Disturb. Cliched as it may sound but the fact is that it was amazing working with her yet again."
In the past, Riteish has worked with Lara Dutta in Masti. In the film, her character had taken him, Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani for a ride. The two also featured in Bardaasht though the two didn't share screen space together.
"Well, I am compensating for that now with a vengeance", he smiles, "Other than working with her in Do Knot Disturb, I have just wrapped up a major part of Housefull as well. I hope we do a lot more films together from here on. Once you work with Lara, it is difficult not to look forward to many more outings with her."
A multi starrer by David Dhawan that boasts of actors like Govinda, Riteish Deshmukh, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, Sohail Khan, Ranvir Shorey and Rajpal Yadav coming together, Do Knot Disturb with music by Nadeem-Shravan is a Vashu Bhagnani production and is releasing this Friday.
Riteish Deshmukh can't stop gushing after Lara Dutta. With Do Knot Disturb being just a few hours away from release, Riteish continues to be fascinated by his leading lady, who as per him is the most talented amongst the current bunch of leading ladies, especially when it comes to comic performances.