Date of Birth: December 17, 1978
Birth Place: Latur, Maharashtra, India
Description: Ritesh Deshmukh, a Bollwood actor, is the son of Vilasrao Deshmukh, the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Deshmukh debuted with K. Vijaya Bhaskar's Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003), but it was not until 2004 that he achieved success, when he appeared in the commercially successful comedy Masti and the critically acclaimed Bardaasht. His work in Masti was nominated for several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor category. He later starred in films such as Heyy Babyy, Dhamaal, Rann and House Full. His first release of 2011 was F.A.L.T.U., where he played a school principal named Bajirao. His second release of the year was the comedy Double Dhamaal, a sequel to the 2006 film Dhamaal. He is currently working on another sequel, Housefull 2. Sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riteish_Deshmukh)
RITEISH IN NEWS
Actor Riteish Deshmukh must be one of the happiest men in B-town these days. Not only is he eagerly awaiting the release of his next film Housefull 3 but his own house just got fuller! His wife Genelia gave birth to a baby boy recently and the couple couldn’t be happier! This is their second child after the birth of Riaan in 2014. Riteish immediately clicked a picture of his elder boy and tweeted on his behalf - Hey guys, my Aai & Baba just gifted me a little brother. Now all my toys are his...- Love Riaan. Aww... if only Riaan did not look so unhappy! But we do understand sibling rivalry and all that! In any case, our heartiest congratulations to the happy couple!
The lovely Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh had been on an acting break since her marriage but it looks like she is all ready to step in front of the camera again. She was last seen with hubby Riteish in 2012’s Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya. She did have a couple of cameo appearances in films like Jai Ho and Lai Bhaari but she hasn’t done a full fledged project in the past three years. The actress recently tweeted, “On my way to shoot...excited as hell.. Been 3 yrs since I last shot but I have a feeling it's going to be a Good Good Day.” Hubby Riteish Deshmukh seems as excited as Genelia as he tweeted, “It's going to be a Greatt Day - you were born for this.” Riteish and Genelia welcomed a baby boy named Riaan recently and it looks like Genelia is all set to get back to work. Are you excited about Genelia’s return to the big screen? What kind of roles would you like to see her play?
Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat have come up with a unique way to promote their upcoming film Bangistan. The dynamic duo have collaborated with the popular youtube channel Shuddh Desi Raps and come up with an epic rap battle. Riteish plays Osama while Pulkit dons the garb of Saddam Hussein. While the rap itself could have been better, we love the digs the characters take at each other. At one point even Riteish’s hugely successful Marathi film Lai Bhaari is referenced. Riteish is an old hand at such spoofs but Pulkit really surprised us with his portrayal of Saddam Hussein. Bangistan starring Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat and Jacqueline Fernandez is slated to release on 31st July. You can check out the rap below and let us know what you think!
Ram Sampath has composed the music for Riteish and Pulkit Samrat’s upcoming satire Bangistan. Let’s see what this musical maverick has managed to conjure up this time Ishq Karenge is a nice semi-Qawalli styled number with a good foot-tapping rhythm going for it. Sung effectively by Sona Mohapatra, Abhishek Nailwal and Shadab Faridi, the composition itself may sound stale but Sampath manages to freshen it up somewhat. The techno factor amps up in the EDM version of the song which may not be to everyone’s liking. Hogi Kranti has an undertone of the famous ditty ‘We shall overcome’ but with a nice satirical twist. The marching tune will have you tapping to the song in no time and Ram Sampath and Abhishek Nailwal’s vocals work very well. A lot of thought has been put into this seemingly basic track making it a rare treat. Aditi Singh Sharma, Benny Dayal, Neeraj Sridhar and Janusz Krucinski come together for Saturday Night, an out and out party song. The arrangement of the track is brilliant though once again Sampath does nothing special with the number. However it still works as a club number. Rituraj Mohanty and Ram Sampath team up for Maula, a beautiful and reflective number with some hard-hitting lyrics by Puneet Krishna. The devotional undertones of the track are ironical given the nature of the song which feels like it was crafted lovingly for this very film. Siddharth Basrur and Ram Sampath do an excellent job with Meri Zidd. This one is a solid rock ballad that starts off slowly but quickly picks up on its powerful riffs. This is the kind of song where Sampath truly shines and Siddharth only adds to the fun. Suraj Jagan and Abhishek Nailwal team up for Iss Duniya Se Ladna Hai, a rousing anthem like number jam-packed with attitude. Sampath again manages to give us fresh sounds without making things too noisy. Overall, Ram Sampath has crafted a surprisingly deep music album for what seems to be a satirical comedy film. He is definitely one of the finer music directors we have today and this album definitely proves that fact.
If you thought Riteish and Pulkit’s Bangistan would simply milk a concept already established in Tere Bin Laden and Welcome 2 Karachi, think again. Bangistan is a much more fleshed out satire exploring the hollowness of religious rivalry. Set in the fictional land of Bangistan, the movie introduces Riteish as a Muslim terrorist planning to blow up a peace conference between leaders of warring religious backgrounds. On the other hand, you have Pulkit playing a Hindu terrorist out with the same mission. The best part is the fact that both the groups are seemingly led by the same actor, indicating the similarity between such extremists irrespective of their religion. And then the humor kicks in when you realize what total morons our wannabe terrorists are. And of course you have the lovely Jacqueline Fernandez looking charming as ever. With some elements of the hugely popular UK film Four Lions, Bangistan appears to be a superior religious satire. Let’s hope the movie lives up to the trailer. You can check out the full trailer below and let us know what you think!