Failures in learning curves, success of a lousy teacher: Riteish Deshmukh
Coming from a political family, Riteish Deshmukh I always knew that it was important to accept defeat and recover, which, according to him, is an ideology that he has tried to implement in his film career.
The actor, who has had a lot of successes and failures in his 16-year film career, said he believes that if the audience is not on the same page as the creators, the film will not work well.
I have seen political ups and downs, where you have to accept defeat with dignity and move on and back again, similarly, in the movies you have to accept that you and the public were not on the same page, Riteish said in a statement. interview.
The actor had three releases: 'Total Dhamaal', 'Housefull 4' and 'Marjaavaan' this year and he hopes to keep up the good work.
This year has been wonderful, so far so good. It is important to understand that before these three successes there were three or five failures. Before those five failures, he had given some successes.
It is a phase in which sometimes you give successful films and others do not work. It is important that you keep up the good work and expect the choices you make to be correct.
Qualifying failures as a learning curve, Riteish, 40, said he is proud of all the choices he has made in his career.
... As, they say, success is a lousy teacher, it absolutely is, because success teaches you nothing. There are scars that you should be proud of. I never blamed any of my movies. In 16 years, I never separated from a movie that was unsuccessful. Those were my choices, nobody had put a gun in my head to make those decisions.
The actor believes that critical appreciation is something he always aspires to, but it is also important to consider box office numbers.
We are here to serve people. So let people decide what content they like and what they don't like. Content with critical appreciation is also an ideal combination that one may want.
There are two other combinations, one where it works with critics and does not work at the box office and another does not work with critics, but it works at the box office. I would choose the last one. Taking into account, if given the option, critical appraisal is something that one always looks for but should not undermine the box office.
Citing an example of his last three releases, Riteish said that although the criticisms were brutal, they were commercially successful.
When a person pays money for a ticket, he has every right to criticize you. And it is fair. However, however brutal they may be, you can choose to ignore and move on.
Anyone who has a particular point, as some don't like it, or someone hates it, there is a stronger reaction, like what were you thinking? Some people abuse, etc. It's okay. All kinds of reaction is fine.
Endowed with a sense of spontaneous humor, some of Riteish's notable performances were in gay movies like Masti, Master of the dwarf! , Malamaal Weekly, Dhamaal and the Housefull franchise. But movies like Ek Villain , Lai Bhari and his last Marjaavaan, gave him the opportunity to explore the other side of his personality.
The movies that came my way, either 'Ek Villian' or 'Lai Bhari' or 'Marjaavaan', were somewhat different from the comedies I made. These films have helped to change the perception of an actor, who makes comedies and that there is more for him than just comedy films.
The fact that these films have worked well at the box office plays a very important role in the construction of perception. As a producer, the decisions I made to produce Marathi movies have also helped somewhere. People take me a little seriously than I used to.
The goal, Riteish said, is to make films where there is a marriage between content and commerce, since both are equally important.
I am in an area where I go out to do what I love, is to act and produce content that appeals to me. When it comes to producing, I am attracted to new ideas.
I look at the stories in which content can be found with commerce. There are fascinating ideas and stories and it can excite some people, but it is important that the numbers begin to arrive. Trade is extremely important as content.
Riteish's next movie is Baaghi 3, from Tiger Shroff. He is also working on his ambitious Marathi movie in Chhatrapati. Shivaji Maharaj