Mumbai: Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who will be seen tickling the funny bones yet again with his upcoming film `Double Dhammal`, says he did try to come out of the comedy but his fans kept pushing him back into the genre as it works for him at the box office.
I did try to come out of the genre (comedy). But audience put me back in this genre. I did Rann.. no one went to see it, I did Aladin.. they did not bother about it. So when you try to do something different unfortunately the films dont work. It is like....I did four different kinds of films and all of them did not do well. I had four back-to-back flops, Riteish told PTI.
Then Houseful came which was successful, the latest I did is Faltu, a youth film.
So whenever I do comedy films it works at the box office and other films besides comedy that I do does not work, he said.
The actor made his debut with K Vijaya Bhaskars film Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003 but it was Indra Kumars comedy Masti (2004) that brought him recognition. He has mainly taken on comic and a few serious roles.
Riteish has appeared in several comedy films like Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, Malamaal Weekly, Apna Sapna Money Money, Heyy Babyy, Dhamaal and Housefull.
The 32-year-old actor had also tried his hands on serious and romantic roles in films like Fight Club, Darna Zaroori Hai, Rann, Aladin, Cash, Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai. But all of them failed to create magic at the box office.
You tend to do different things but it does not work. I did Jaane Kahan Se... it was romantic film but it did not work. I did action in Rann, Aladin. For action films it requires certain kind of filmmakers to figure out whether you can do something or not. Even Cash did not work. I feel every film has a right time, Riteish said. .