Check out Riteish Deshmukh's never-seen-before avatar in Marjaavaan

Published: Nov 07, 2019, 12:48 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Riteish Deshmukh portrays a vertically-challenged antagonist, named Vishnu, in Marjaavaan. His avatar is already grabbing attention with kohl-lined eyes and a Trishul-shaped tikka on his forehead.

Riteish Deshmukh in Marjaavaan. Pic/PR Image
Riteish Deshmukh in Marjaavaan. Pic/PR Image

The audience is curious and excited to see what the team of Marjaavaan has in store for them. Ever since the makers of the film dropped the first look, it has created a buzz in the industry. In fact, Riteish Deshmukh, who plays the antagonist, has been hailed for his look in the film. Sidharth and Riteish will be pitted against each other yet again after Ek Villain.

Riteish portrays a vertically-challenged antagonist, named Vishnu, in Marjaavaan. His avatar is already grabbing attention with kohl-lined eyes and a Trishul-shaped tikka on his forehead. Speaking about it, director Milap Zaveri says, "Riteish's villainous role had to be better than the last time. I decided to raise the bar by scaling him down in size. Even though he is a dwarf, his character is larger than life. To sum up, it is 'teen foot ki kad aur che foot ka kaminapan'. The part is extremely wicked with dark humour, great punch lines and some crazy face-off scenes with Sid."

Riteish shares, "Vishnu is one of the most exciting characters that I have been offered to date. Despite being vertically challenged, he is larger than life. He has a certain attitude, is ruthless and a Kamina. At the same time, he has an emotional bond with his father and has insecurities with Raghu (Sidharth's character). When this was offered to me by Milap, I instantly jumped on it. I liked Vishnu because it is an extremely layered character - a negative vertically challenged. After Ek Villian, this is one of the most exciting characters that I was offered."

Bhushan Kumar says, "The audiences are already in awe of Riteish's acting calibre since years and in Marjaavaan you will see him offer something different. Milap has developed his character so well that will add Riteish's role as 'Vishnu' in the most popular grey characters in Hindi film."

Producer Monisha Advani adds, "While the love story of Marjaavaan won me over, the character of Vishnu, played by the inimitable Ritesh Deshmukh, convinced me that we had the responsibility to create an iconic villain for all times in Hindi cinema. Having watched the film, it is undoubtedly the seamless collaboration between Milap, Ritesh and technology that has delivered this promise."
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar (T-Series) and Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Nikkhil Advani (Emmay Entertainment), Marjaavaan directed by Milap Milan Zaveri, releases on November 15, 2019.

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