`Humshakals` success may eat into `Ek Villain`: Riteish

Mumbai: Actor Riteish Deshmukh says he is elated with the success of `Humshakals` but he is also worried about the box office fate of `Ek Villain` as he feels that the comedy may eat into the business of his next release tomorrow.

`Humshakals` saw Riteish along with actors Saif Ali Khan and Ram Kapoor in triple roles. It was directed by Sajid Khan and released on June 20.

"It (`Humshakals`) released last week and critically it was not well received as much as we had hoped for. But people want to watch the film and have fun. With `Ek Villain` I am hoping for both critical and popular acceptance," Riteish said in an interview here.

"It is not a good thing for me. I wouldn`t have been worried if any movie had released which did not feature me. I know the producers have taken the right call but I will be hurt in the crossfire. But it`s fine I`m still okay with it because they are of entirely different genres," Riteish said.
Riteish feels it is a bit early to call `Humshakals` a hit but the film is headed in the right direction.
`Humshakals` is also receiving criticism but the 35-year-old actor is okay with it.

"Some critics have loved it and most of them haven`t. When we make a film in the comedy genre on a big budget we think about catering to every age group. I don`t remember the last comedy, which was critically acclaimed. Everyone thrashed my own films `Grand Masti`, `Housefull 2`, `Kya Super Kool Hain Hum`," he added.

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