Marathi ‘Mulga’ Riteish Deshmukh Promotes ‘Balak Palak’

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Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh took the promotions of his latest Marathi venture, titled 'Balak Palak', to a college fest in Mumbai recently. (Deven Lad/ SOLARIS IMAGES)
Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh took the promotions of his latest Marathi venture, titled 'Balak Palak', to a college fest in Mumbai recently. (Deven Lad/ SOLARIS IMAGES)

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MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh is a proud son of the soil, as we all know. He has always tried to incorporate Marathi dialogues in his various comic capers. But he has taken his love for the language one step further by starring in a full-length Marathi feature film, titled ‘Balak Palak’.

Riteish took the promotions of his latest Marathi venture to a college fest in Mumbai recently. The Bollywood star was spotted interacting with fans and college students about his latest film, and the need for him to promote Marathi. Riteish did his very best to entertain the college-going crowds, and succeeded.

Casually dressed in a red tee shirt, a white jacket, blue jeans and a pair of sunglasses, Riteish exuded coolness with his famous quips and hilarious one liners. He kept the audiences in splits as he spoke about his previous films and their comic quotient.

The actor is busy shooting his next, ‘Grand Masti’ with Aftab Shivdasani and Viveik Oberoi. This is the sequel to the 2004 superhit adult comic caper ‘Masti’. All three stars were lauded for their rib-tickling performances as cheating husbands.

And even eight years later, Aftab claims that the chemistry between himself, Viveik and Riteish hasn’t changed, and the grand humour is still intact in ‘Grand Masti’. “There was a gap of eight years, so obviously every person must have grown as an actor. But the important thing is that even after eight years, the chemistry has not changed. We are so comfortable with each other, enjoying so much; there is no ego, no clash.”

Adds Aftab, about the comfort and ease he shares with Riteish, “We have already shot for 40 days but I have never felt like I don’t want to go to the shooting or I don’t want to talk to anyone. Every one is working in a fun mood; this film has been a breeze.”

Indra Kumar, who had wielded the megaphone for ‘Masti’, will direct the sequel as well. The sequel also features Ajay Devgn, Maryam Zakaria, Kainaat Arora, Bruna Abdullah and Sonalee Kulkarni.