Ritesh Deshmukh seems to be very excited for his very first Marathi film Debut with ‘ Lai Bhari’ . The actor who’s recent film, Sajid Khan’s ‘Humshakals’ is doing wonders at the box office, eagerly awaits his next release which happens to be special as he ventures into the world of Marathi cinema for the first time. Lai Bhari, which is scheduled to release early next month is directed by Nishikant Kamat and stars Marathi cinema actors Sharad Kelkar, Radhika Apte and Aditi Pohankar.
The soon-to-be dad is not the only Bollywood star in this film. Here we will also see Salman Khan giving a cameo performance in this film. Ritesh’s character in this film is that of a tapori named Mauli. We have always seen Ritesh be a sport as he takes up challenging roles that the audience quite enjoys and appreciates. For his film ‘Humshakals’ Ritesh played the character of a woman and gave the tabloid some news as he donned the avatar of a woman wearing his wife, Genelia’s skirt.
Along with Ritesh, is a bandwagon of Bollywood stars that will be seen in Marathi cinema this year. This includes Urmila Matondkar, Tanishaa Mukerji, Gulshan Grover and Jackie Shroff. Although the dates for their film releases are not confirmed, we hope to see them dazzle the Marathi film industry.
Marathi Cinema has been around for the longest time and is well appreciated by genuine movie enthusiasts in the industry. Recent Marathi film releases like ‘Timepass’, ‘Duniyadari’ and ‘Fandry’ were received well, both by the audience and the industry. The world of Marathi cinema is ever growing and becoming a big part of cinema. Some of the celebrated Marathi movies of all time include ‘Pinjara’, ‘Shwaas’, ‘Zapatlela’ and ‘Chaukat Raja’, among others. Bollywood movies and Marathi cinema share almost the same level of masala, comedy, emotions and powerful stories.
While a few Bollywood actors choose Marathi movies, others are inclined towards Tollywood. Actresses Asin, Genelia and Aishwarya Rai have actively been a part of Tollywood films. It is nice to see that our Bollywood starlets are crossing the barriers of language to outshine and explore the world of acting. While some stars are after Hollywood films and wish to go international, others are keen on exploring the different variations of cinema within the country. A little variation is not only needed from time to time, but also well appreciated with so many challenges to face and so much more to learn.
We can only wait and see how Salman’s and Ritesh’s first Marathi Venture fairs with the audience and at the box office. Salman is also positively excited about his upcoming Eid release ‘Kick’ and is busy with film promotions for the same. Besides the release of this movie, Ritesh has another reason to smile as his wife; actress Genelia is expecting their first child. As for the film ‘Lai Bhari’, we hope its release gives the actor an equal reason to smile.