Riteish Deshmukh is one of the most versatile actors in the Bollywood and Marathi film industry. From comedy films like Housefull and Dhamaal to serious movies like Ek Villian and Marjaavaan, Riteish has carved an impeccable niche for himself in the film industry. While Riteish Deshmukh has won several accolades for his performance in Bollywood, it is not a hidden fact that he enjoys a massive fan following in the Marathi film industry. With blockbuster Marathi films like Lai Bhaari and Mauli, Riteish Deshmukh has also garnered significant appreciation.
Riteish Deshmukh's film Lai Bhaari proved to be a blockbuster at the box office including overseas, while the critics lauded his fiery performance in the film. Riteish's star power also made the film break all the previous records and gain the highest television viewership for any Marathi movie. The film was directed by Nishikant Kamat. The film also received a thumbs up from many members of the Hindi film industry.
Ritiesh Deshmukh was also seen in the film, Mauli. He was seen playing a double role in the film. The film proved to be a box office hit despite releasing in just 500 screens and acquiring more than 200% return of investment. The film further catapulted Ritiesh Deshmukh's popularity amongst the Marathi audience.
Such is Ritiesh Deshmukh's popularity amongst the Marathi audience that he is fast becoming one of the most popular faces of the industry. He has also produced a Marathi film Balak Palak which was a highly critically acclaimed film. Riteish Deshmukh also made a cameo in the film, Dream Girl opposite Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha. He shook a leg with the actors in the remake of the hit Marathi song, ‘Dhalala Lagli' - which remains evergreen even now, over a decade since it first came out.
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