In the recently released Do Knot Disturb, Riteish was cast with Govinda, an actor known for his impeccable comic timing and in his next release, Aladin, Riteish gets to share the screen space with none other than Amitabh Bachchan. The challenges are only getting bigger and bigger.
"It's an honour to work with these actors. I thoroughly enjoyed the process. In fact, I learnt so much by merely watching them. But it was tough stepping from one set to another. Do Knot Disturb is a madcap entertainer, while Aladin is a fantasy/adventure. The roles are different too, but when you have such brilliant actors as co-stars, things do get easier," Riteish states.
Riteish singles out Aladin director Sujoy Ghosh for the expert handling of the subject material. "I didn't want to judge Sujoy by his past films. He came to me with a solid script (Aladin) and I agreed to be a part of it instantly. Also, let's not forget one thing. If people like Mr. Bachchan and Mr. Dutt (Sanju) can repose faith in his abilities, who am I to question Sujoy?" Riteish says.
Riteish now looks forward to Milap Zaveri's Jaane Kahan Se Aaye Hain, which stars him in the principal lead. And those who've seen the rushes of the film feel that the Milap-Riteish combo is sure to win hearts.
He belongs to a political family and expectedly, keeps himself abreast with the goings-on in the political arena. "I have to keep myself updated. I can't stay without it," Riteish Deshmukh smiles. So why didn't he ever think of joining politics? "My brother is in it. Also, I strongly feel that there would be a clash of ideologies if two people from the same family dabble in it. I am glad I am in movies," the talented actor reveals.