Riteish Deshmukh has said that he would like to take on more negative roles in the future, but would not stop doing comedies. The 36 year old actor spoke on the subject to the Indian media following the critical praise which he has received for his performance in Ek Villain, which also stars Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor in pivotal roles. “Ek Villain is an important film because when a film of this genre and such a dark character given to me works, then probably doors to play (more) such characters will open. I hope to play characters apart from what I do in comic roles. But of course, I will do comedies.”
Riteish’s other recent release Humshakals became a surprise hit, despite the film having been heavily trashed by critics for its lousy script. Yet he has said that he will continue to take on comic roles which excite him most. “I will continue doing comedy as I enjoy it. I don’t make choices on the basis of a film’s success or failure, but I choose from the content that is offered to me.”
Ek Villain has opened to a phenomenal response at the box office, having accumulated a whopping RS. 63 Crores so far in its first week, despite gaining mixed reviews.