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Ritiesh Deshmukh fell in love with Banjo storyline


Mumbai: Actor-producer Ritiesh Deshmukh said after the narration of the script of his forthcoming movie “Banjo”, that he fell in love with the story and the character.

“While I was narrated the script I fell in love with the film’s storyline and the character…You listen to the story first then if the character is also good then it interests us. Me and Ravi (Jadhav) both are good friends. After ‘Balak-Palak’, we wanted to work together and ‘Banjo’ script came to us. I am very happy to be a part of this film,” Ritiesh said at the launch of “Bappa” song from the film.

Ritiesh who is playing a street musician in the film said the hero of the film is the composer Vishal Shekhar’s music.

“‘Banjo’ the name itself is that of a musical instrument. If music isn’t good then the film fails. The composers Vishal-Shekhar have done a wonderful job. They are the backbone of the film,” he said.

“Bappa has a very Mumbaiyya flavour, it also is a kind of street music. The song has an Indianness with a touch of fusion. We hope audience likes the song,” Ritiesh, 37, added.

The Masti actor spoke about the very popular Banjo street music of Mumbai, “Banjo music or Banjo parties always catch your attention because of its strong beats. Ravi ji has gifted me a Banjo which is my prized possession.”

Recipient of the National Film Award, Marathi film director Ravi Jadhav is best known for his works in “Natarang”, “Balak-Palak”, “Timepass” among others.

The movie, which will be released on August 19, marks the Hindi film debut of Ravi Jadhav. The film also features Nagis Fakhri who plays a DJ.

Ritiesh was last seen in adult comedy film “Great Grand Masti”.


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