Riteish Deshmukh has done a lot of homework for his upcoming role in ‘Banjo’, which is a musical drama.
37-year-old Deshmukh has worked hard for his role as Banjo player. As he already has experience of Banjo players he didn’t find it difficult to understand banjo players.��”A lot of my friends used to play banjo. Whenever there used to be Ganesh festival, we would play and dance. Understanding them or knowing them was not an issue. But we did a lot of homework,”��he said, according to Indian Express, while speaking at the trailer launch of the film.
Director Ravi Jadhav also helped Deshmukh a lot through various ways. Deshmukh continued, “Ravi had shot many videos with them (Banjo players). He used to mail me. He interviewed many banjo players and used to show me their style. We tried to work hard on it. It was not about visiting a certain place to build a character. We interacted with a lot of banjo players. We had meetings, practice sessions to get the vibe, how the band plays”.
He was also asked for the comparison between ‘Banjo’ and ‘Rockstar’ (2012). Deshmukh said, “I�۪m a big Ranbir Kapoor fan; I really like his work. I think it will be unfair to compare the two films. When you�۪ll see the film and the character, you�۪ll see that both are different characters, so there is no parallel that you can draw. It is like Shah Rukh Khan in a romantic role and Ranbir Kapoor in a romantic role.”
‘Banjo’ also stars Nargis Fakhri and it’s slated for release on 23rd September.