`Ek Villain` has opened new vistas for me: Riteish Deshmukh

Mumbai: Riteish Deshmukh, who played a dark, intense and grey role in romantic thriller `Ek Villain`, says the film`s success will perhaps widen his horizon as an actor.

"`Ek Villain` is an important film because when a film of this genre and such a dark character given to me works, then probably doors to play (more) such characters will open," Riteish said here Tuesday.

"I hope to play characters apart from what I do in comic roles. But of course, I will do comedies," he added.

The 35-year-old was present at an event to celebrate the success of `Ek Villain` along with its director Mohit Suri and co-stars Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor.

`Ek Villain` success notwithstanding, Riteish will continue doing funny films.

His recent release, Sajid Khan directed `Humshakals`, in which he teamed up with Ram Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, was a comedy. All the three actors played triple roles in the film and not only did Riteish`s performance win him appreciation, the film managed to do good business at the box office.

"I will continue doing comedy as I enjoy it," said Riteish, who has been part of comedies.

"I don`t make choices on the basis of a film`s success or failure, but I choose from the content that is offered to me," he added.