Salman Khan speaks great Marathi: Riteish Deshmukh

Salman-riteishSalman Khan will be seen in a special appearance in Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi production Lai Bhaari. (Express archive photo)

Praising Salman Khan for his command over Marathi language, actor-turned-producer Riteish Deshmukh says the superstar was keen on being a part of his Marathi venture Lai Bhaari.

Salman will be seen in a special appearance in Riteish's second Marathi production Lai Bhaari, which also marks the latter's debut in Marathi films as an actor.

"He (Salman Khan) offered to be part of the film. He is a big star. He was gracious enough to tell me that I want to do a scene in the film," Riteish Deshmukh said.

"He (Salman Khan) wanted to speak in Marathi as his mother is a Maharashtrian. He speaks great Marathi. We did a fun scene together. I am glad that he is part of the film than anything else," he said.

Excited about getting an opportunity to work with Salman Khan, Riteish said, "I have worked with most of the actors. He was the only one I did not work with. To do a film with him, that too in debut Marathi film is special," he said.

Lai Bhaari is directed by national award winning Nishikant Kamat and co-produced by Riteish's banner Mumbai Film Company and Cinemantra Entertainment.

"It will release by the end of this year, say by December or January (next year). It is an action drama film. This genre is rarely attempted in Marathi cinema. We will try and do something nice with it and hope people like it," Riteish said.

After a successful stint as an actor, Riteish turned producer with Marathi film Balak Palakwhich did brisk business at the box office.

Riteish, who has previously worked in hit adult comedies like Masti, Kya Kool Hain Hum, Kya Super Kool Hain Hum, will be returning to the genre with a sequel to Masti - titled Grand Masti.

"This is my fourth film in this space... I feel the genre is untapped, it is a genre that is fairly successful if done correctly. I am comfortable with any genre. If some actors are not comfortable in this space then it is not my issue, it is fair enough," he said.

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