Riteish is known for his comic timing and has won several awards for best performance in a comic role but the actor now wants to do something new.
"I am bored of doing comedies and more than that, I don't understand what new should I do. I don't know what should I do which will be different from all that I have already done," the actor said in an interview.
Riteish, who will be seen in Sajid Khan's upcoming film Humshakals which is also a comic film, said he has tried doing different genre of films in the past like Naach and Run but the movies did not work and hence he did more comedies, which were accepted by the audience.
"Humshakals is exciting for me because I get to work with Saif, whose comic timing is totally different from mine, so our combination is interesting. I also got to work with Ram Kapoor and Sajid has given me great films, so this was the exciting part," he said.
The actor's next release after Humshakals is Mohit Suri's Ek Villain co-starring actors Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor, and he is happy with the response that his look in the promos has generated.
"The reactions I have got for the film have been positive. I sense a kind of excitement in people about my role and they are talking about it. What films I do in future depends on how well Ek Villain does. I am hopeful I will do different kind of roles," he said.
Ritiesh said both of his upcoming films were challenging but in different ways. "Ek Villain was mentally more taxing whereas Humshakals was physically challenging, as one of the three roles I am playing is of a mad guy, which required more energy and was loud," he said.
The actor, who has earlier donned a female character in 2006 comedy Apna Sapna Money Money, said he feels great to receive compliments for his look as he puts a lot of hard work in it. "I feel as much happy as a girl would be if she gets compliments for her look. My wife hates it though, because she feels I do it very well," Riteish said.