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Actor Ritesh Deshmukh who is enjoying the success of his latest release Humshakals feels worried about the audience reaction to his next released film Ek Villain. So far Ritesh has done more of comedy films and he (Ritesh) will be seen playing a serious role for the first time in Ek Villain.
Ritesh played the triple role in the film Humshakals in which he shared screen space with actor Saif Ali Khan and Ram Kapoor. Film was released last week on June 20. Directed by Sajid Khan film (Humshakals) is doing good at the box office.
Ritesh Deshmukh in the film Ek Villain
After watching the audience response to Humshakals Ritesh said, "It (‘Humshakals') released last week and critically it was not well received as much as we had hoped for. But people want to watch the film and have fun. With ‘Ek Villain' I am hoping for both critical and popular acceptance."
Ritesh said that both films (Humshakals) and (Ek Villain) are clashing at the box office and he will get hurt if anyone of the film gets thumbs down from the audience. He also added that both the films are of different genres.
Ritesh was quoted saying, "It is not a good thing for me. I wouldn't have been worried if any movie had released which did not feature me. I know the producers have taken the right call but I will be hurt in the crossfire. But it's fine I'm still okay with it because they are of entirely different genres."
Humshakals didn't go well with the critics as most of them have given thumbs down to the film, Ritesh feels that this film (Humshakals) caters to every age group. He also said that critics have not appreciated comedy films from a long time. The Humshakals actor also said that he will never stop doing comedies, at the same time he will surely do films like Ek Villain as it excites him.
Ritesh said, "I don't want to stop being part of comedy (films) because I love them. I enjoy doing them. But when a film like ‘Ek Villain' comes my way it also does excites me. The success or failure of ‘Ek Villain' will decide how I am perceived within the industry from here on."
(Inputs from PTI)