Salman speaks great Marathi, says Riteish

5 years ago

Mumbai: 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) 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 told PTI in an interview.


"He (Salman) 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, 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 Palak, which did brisk business at the box office. PTI

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