Actor Riteish Deshmukh has joined the cast of the forthcoming action drama 'Baaghi 3', which features Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor.
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who backs the 'Baaghi' franchise, said he was thrilled to have the actor on board.
Tiger Shroff, the lead actor of the film took to his Twitter handle to welcome Riteish to the franchise. He wrote: "So excited to work with you sir! ❤❤❤welcome to #Baaghi3! 🔥 @Riteishd" [sic]
To this, Riteish Deshmukh cheekily said: "Am extremely thrilled to be working with you Tiger Sir, - & It’s just Ritesh -( minus SIR) #Baaghi3 @iTIGERSHROFF wait till you see my splits !!!" [sic]
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Director Sujoy Ghosh too commented on this and wrote: "this I will pay to see"
Coming back to 'Baaghi 3', "Ritiesh has been a part of my 'Housefull' franchise and now he joins the 'Baaghi' clan too. This will be my sixth film with him after four installments of 'Housefull' and 'Heyy Babyy'.
"Woohoooo! So excited to be a rebel with @Riteishd you again after Ek Villain! Let's do this! Baaghi3," Shraddha tweeted on Wednesday. Further details of the character to be portrayed by Riteish has been kept under the wraps. The film is scheduled to hit the screens on March 6, 2020.
"We share a great relationship and it was a pleasure writing 'Lai Bhaari' (Marathi film, featuring Ritiesh) for him. Riteish has always aced his roles and we are happy to have him on board," Nadiadwala said in a statement.
While the first installment of "Baaghi" featured Shraddha as the female lead, the 2018 sequel had Disha Patani opposite Tiger.
Choreographer-filmmaker Ahmed Khan, who helmed "Baaghi 2", will return to the director's chair for the threequel.
Tiger was last seen in the film 'Student of The Year 2' with debutants Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey. Shraddha, on the other hand, is busy shooting for her upcoming film 'Saaho' opposite South Indian superstar Prabhas.
(With inputs from agencies)
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