Riteish Deshmukh to play a vertically challenged character in ‘Marjaavaan’. The film also stars Sidharth Malhotra, Rakulpreet and a newcomer Tara Sutaria
The first look poster of actors Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh from their upcoming film ‘Marjaavaan’ is finally out. Riteish Deshmukh is all set to play a vertically challenged person and fans are intrigued to see him in an all-new avatar.
The two stars are teaming up again after a long time. Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh were last seen in ‘Ek Villain’ and this time, Riteish has got a never-seen-before character in the Milap-Zaveri directorial. The actor plays a vertically challenged antagonist named Vishnu and his first look suggests it’s a strong character.
Riteish Deshmukh to play a dwarf in ‘Marjaavaan’
Talking about the poster, the first look poster of the film says “Ishq mein marenge bhi, maarenge bhi”, which hints at the film being about a feisty love story.
The look has three-feet-tall Riteish holding rage in his eyes and a long barrel pistol in his right hand. Long hair, two cuts on his face and a heavy beard further complete his physical appearance as the villain. Riteish looks intriguing in the role of Vishnu.
Director Milap says that the character has been designed after a lot of brainstorming
A source said the director talked in detail about Riteish’s role in ‘Marjaavaan’ and how the film was shot with a special character like this.
Revealing that he knew Riteish wouldn’t agree to perform a negative role unless it has something different, Milap said, “We decided to make his villain a three-foot-tall but larger-than-life midget with a wicked sense of humour. His Vishnu is arrogant and thinks he is invincible. We storyboarded the screenplay and had a midget gentleman on the set for Riteish to imbibe certain mannerisms and ensure he didn’t go overboard or underplay the physical aspects of his character.”
Later, Milap went on to explain how he managed to shoot the conversation parts between the characters of Riteish Deshmukh and Sidharth Malhotra. He said that the actor had to match the eye-line of the person he was talking to and that brought a lot of work. “We shot Riteish’s scenes against the green screen and without it for perspective. His eye-line has to match that of others so Riteish shot looking up, while his co-stars looked down. We couldn’t use two-three camera setups for Riteish’s scenes like we did for others. So, every shot had to be taken five times.”
The film ‘Marjaavaan’ has got a new release date. Previously, it was scheduled to release on October 2. However, it is slated to hit the screens on November 22 now.
BY DOLLY SINGH | DKODNG MEDIA