Riteish Deshmukh to turn director in future

Aamna Sharif & Riteish Deshmukh in 'Ek Villain'

Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who has already joined the league of producers, is now willing to direct a film in future, BizAsia has learnt.

“Film making is a great process…acting is great and I am enjoying myself in production (too). As a producer you own the entire film, while director is the creator. I feel I should direct a film but not right now I am not ready but in future I will direct a film,” the actor told Mid-Day.

Deshmukh has already won accolades for his second Marathi production venture ‘Yellow’ (2014), which also won National Award at the 61st National Film Awards ceremony on 3rd May.

The actor, son of late political leader Vilasrao Deshmukh, also feels that as a citizen one must know about their country but not sure whether he will join the politics in near future or not. “Whether I want to join it or not is a different thing but as a citizen you must know about your country. Being aware is important and having an opinion is very important,” said the actor, who married actress Genelia D’Souza in 2012.

His film ‘Ek Villain’ is releasing this Friday and sees him essay a villain’s role for the first time in his acting career.

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