Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who has seen success as well as failure in Bollywood, says he is a secure person, and that reflects in his work and his journey in the profession.
Riteish entered Bollywood in 2003 with a love story “Tujhe Meri Kasam”, where he also found love of his life and wife Genelia.
“I never thought I will get a film after my first film, and things kept coming. I kept getting offers, some films didn’t work and some worked well. Every actor has a journey of giving hits and flops,” Riteish said while looking back at his career.
Riteish feels it is very important for an actor to stay relevant. “It is important to be relevant even if it is in the same genre. Like is there something new which I can attempt, be it in the comedy or is my villain avatar in ‘Marjaavaan’ different to the one in ‘Ek Villain’. I have done dramas like ‘Run’ and horror films. I have been part of various genres. Whenever you try a new genre, it is important for it to be successful for people to remember or relate to it. People tend to forget the unsuccessful films. So, (it is important) to stay relevant because audience choices are changing very fast. Thankfully, as actors, there are new roles that are coming to us and one is just happy to do it,” said the father of two.
The actor, who will soon be seen in “Baaghi 3”, asserted that his experience has shaped him as a person. “As an artist, every day you learn something new and want to be a better actor than you were yesterday. That kind of change keeps on happening. Choices have changed me as a person as well. I think the experience of doing films and what is happening around me has made me a bit more mature in terms of my choices,” said the actor. (IANS)