Riteish Deshmukh and Madalina Bellariu
Riteish Deshmukh and Madalina Bellariu

Riteish Deshmukh features in the music video of singer-composer Arko's track, Aainda, with Romanian actor Madalina Bellariu. This is Deshmukh's first brush with pop music.

Arko, Madalina Bellariu and Riteish Deshmukh
Arko, Madalina Bellariu and Riteish Deshmukh

Bellariu is best known for her role in Paolo Sarrentino's show, The Young Pope, opposite Jude Law. The video, directed by Prawaal Raman, has the actors play a couple on the brink of separation.

The song which is an ode to idealistic love, presents a crackling chemistry between Madalina and Riteish and the video is touted to be the most romantic video that promises to make you want to hug your loved one.

Says Riteish Deshmukh on his pop debut, "This is my first pop music video and I’m glad that it is with Sony Music. The audio is beautiful, the video is beautiful and I can’t wait for you guys to see it.”

Adding on Rohan Jha, Lead Pop, Sony Music India says, “Arko had already given us a great song. With Riteish and Madalina featuring in the video and Prawaal Raman directing it, the song now has a video it truly deserves. We are sure this song is on its way to become the love ballad of the year."

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(With inputs from The Hitlist Team)