A comedian, a host, producer, an actor and all that you want him to be, Riteish Deshmukh is truly the complete man. He is a loving husband, a cool daddy and an obedient son. He has been a part of the film industry for more than a decade and has proved to be one talented fellow. Mostly appreciated for his comic roles, Riteish never hesitated in trying something outside of his comfort zone. He has tried his hand at being the bad guy, a rowdy extortionist, a character of the opposite gender, and what not. While experimenting with his characters, he also adopted different looks, which he carried with the same ease as if he was playing himself.
So, as the actor turns a year older, let's have a look at 5 of his best makeovers till date.
Sunaina (Sania), Apna Sapna Money Money
This is where it all started. Riteish played the role of Kishan, who has a brain full of tricks to make a quick buck. He disguises himself as Sunaina, Arjun's (Shreyas Talpade) aunt, to get away from his creditors, and also as Sarju Maharaj Banaraswale, an old man. The film is full of funny sequences and it was impossible to guess Sunaina's age because of her flawless skin.
In this film, he played an actor who is supposed to be the principal of a fake college. He adopted a very geeky look for it with big glasses, long hair and checked sweaters. His acting as a principal was so fake that without knowing the plot you could make out that he is playing the character of an actor in the movie. Also, he made geeky look hot.
Mauli, Lai Bhaari
The role of Mauli in Laibhaari was the total opposite of what Riteish Deshmukh is perceived as. From a sophisticated gentleman to an angry young man, this was a complete jump. Beard, bloodshed, action scenes and rage, he looked like a flame in the posters. It was not only a huge jump in the kind of characters that he has always played but also was his debut in the Marathi film industry.
Rakesh Mahadkar, Ek Villain
The role of Rakesh Mahadkar didn't require much of a physical change, but his expressions and body language made him look like a person we have never seen before. No doubt, he deserved those awards and nominations for his first-ever creepy negative role.
He played a banjo player-cum-rockstar and looked like one, too. This role required no haircut, no bathing and no education, yet this suave guy pulled it off and made everyone dance to the beats of Banjo. Also, hair goals!
We wish you a very Happy Birthday, Riteish. Keep experimenting!