Posted on May 24, 2017 at 7:59 am

Bollywood

Riteish Deshmukh To Play Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj!

Riteish Deshmukh is busy with the promotions of his upcoming movie ‘Bank Chor’ that has been in news because of the spoof video and the photoshop that Riteish has done with his face on various Bollywood film posters. Besides this, the actor is on board for a new Marathi film which is a biopic on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. This will be Riteish’s second Marathi film after his debut in 2014’s blockbuster ‘Lai Bhaari’.

 

Talking about the film he said:

“Marathi films have been driven by good content for a long time. They have thus won many accolades and awards. The team is working hard to make this film the one that Shivaji’s followers are proud of. There is a certain pride in playing the role of the great Maratha warrior. It is going to be challenging. Sairat was a commercial blockbuster. It opened doors for many others. It highlighted that a regional film can also do great business. That is only possible if the audience has faith to choose Marathi films.”

 

When asked about the promotional strategy he is using for ‘Bank Chor’, he said:

“We also take a dig at ourselves. Often, when the joke is on me, I find it funnier.”

 

‘Bank Chor’ releases on June 16, 2017 and also stars Vivek Oberoi, Rhea Chakraborty among others.