Apart from his acting pursuits, Riteish Deshmukh is currently designing a university campus, close to his hometown Latur in Maharashtra. The architect-turned-actor says, "Though I'm busy with the completion of my films Sujoy Ghosh's Aladdin and Milap Zaveri's Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai I am also occupied with the designing of a university campus in Latur. My architectural firm Evolutions is handling the designing. I don't have too much time. Beyond the educational complex, I have taken a breather but yes, the project is exciting."
Riteish says that though he loves every aspect of filmmaking, he misses designing too. "Architecture is challenging and creative from the conceptualisation to the actual finished product. It all depends on viability, the client's style and the budget whether it's viable to spend that much money and recover that. It's important to understand what the client wants. I don't believe in opulence. Neither do I like to recreate what was done earlier. I design for today and like contemporary, minimalist designs. I've grown with time and have become calmer in my designing. Today, I prefer warmer and more soothing shades."
Adds the actor, "I have some exciting films coming up like David Dhawan's Do Not Disturb, Milap's film, Sujoy's Aladdin, Sajid Khan's House Full, two more and RGV's Rann, in which play a TV reporter."