Riteish Deshmukh is in the news these days because of his upcoming film Banjo. In the movie, Riteish is playing the role of a street musician and that's the reason why, people are comparing the movie to Ranbir Kapoor's Rockstar.
When asked about comparisons with Rockstar, Riteish told a news agency, "I'm a big Ranbir Kapoor fan; I really like his work. I think it will be unfair to compare the two films. When you'll see the film and the character, you'll see that both are different characters, so there is no parallel that you can draw. It is like Shahrukh Khan in a romantic role and Ranbir Kapoor in a romantic role."
Riteish Deshmukh further added, ''Banjo is an extremely special film because my friend Ravi Jadhav and Krishika (Lulla, producer) both thought of me in this role, which is probably against so-called type; It is not a comedy, it is a musical. I'm glad that they had faith in me to do this role and I hope that I have lived up to their expectations.''
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"I was attracted to Banjo because when Ganpati is at home and when you go for the Visarjan, you are in the car singing 'Ganpati Bappa Morya...', but when you look out of the window, it is fully a dhamaal when you see them playing the Banjo, so that attraction was always there and I'm glad that all my dreams I could fulfill with this film," the actor said.