The actor has moved out of his comfort zone and decided to play something strikingly different
Riteish Deshmukh’s unassuming aam admi look, with a sinister streak in Ek Villain, has the audience intrigued with the actor’s bold never-seen-before avatar. After keeping his character under wraps so far, director Mohit Suri spills the beans. “There is something evil about a person who is so regular and ordinary. Rakesh’s character lurks in the shadows. He isn’t loud and in-your-face but his mere presence can be unnerving.”
On casting Riteish for Rakesh, Suri continues, “He was my first and only choice; not for what he had done but for what I thought he was capable of doing.” Riteish who plays Rakesh in Ek Villain says, “I play a middle-class family man, frustrated by the unfair treatment meted out to him from every corner of society. Playing Rakesh has been the most exciting choice I have made in my career. It’s a radical departure from what I’ve done and I’ve enjoyed exploring the alternate side to me!” With Sidharth Malhotra also being touted as the villain in this musical romantic thriller, the speculation about the identity of the real villain continues. “Anyone could be the villain. That’s for you to watch and find out!” smiles the director.
Now we can only wait and watch as to who will be the real villain in the story. At this point, we are awed by Ritesh’s devilish aam aadmi look. What about you BollywoodLifers?