Every film need not convey a message: Riteish Deshmukh

Updated: Jun 10, 2013, 11:51 AM IST

New Delhi: Although his first production venture, Marathi film `Balak Palak`, highlighted the importance of sex education among adolescents, actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh says it is not compulsory that all films should convey a message.

His banner Mumbai Film Company is now working on another Marathi film titled "Lai Bhaari" - meaning mind-blowing - and Riteish will also act in it.

Producing a Hindi remake of "Balak Palak" is also in his plans.
"Not necessarily every film needs to have a message. Some films have a message, but the story may be so boring that people don`t follow the message," Riteish, son of late Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, said in a group interview.

"My aim as a producer is to make films that appeal to me. When I read them (scripts), they have to be entertaining," he added, but clarified: "The choices that I make as a producer may not be the choices that I would make as an actor".

Directed by Ravi Jadhav, "Balak Palak", a comedy-drama on sex education among adolescents, crossed the 100-day mark in theatres after its release Jan 4.

After completing a decade on the big screen, Riteish turned to the small screen to judge dance reality show "India`s Dancing Superstar" on Star Plus.

He feels "it is wrong to say TV is a small screen. I think TV is the actual big screen because it reaches to maximum number of people."

The 34-year-old, who himself loves dancing, says he likes Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor and not to forget Govinda`s dancing skills.

"After spending 10 years in the industry, every time I do a song, I do it to enjoy myself, because I am not here to prove any point. I dance to have fun," he said.

"Every actor has his own way of dancing, some people are really great at dancing. I really find Hrithik fantastic. I also like Shahid and Ranbir as a dancer, but more than that I like Govinda as a dancer, because he has his own style," he added.

Recollecting his 10-year journey in front of the camera, Riteish said it was a `great` having worked with many filmmakers.

"I have worked with friends Sajid Khan and Sujoy Ghosh. I have worked with new filmmakers and old ones like David Dhawan. I have worked with Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan. So it`s been a fulfilling journey till now," said the actor who came into showbiz in 2003 with `Tujhe Meri Kasam`.

Some of his hits include `Masti` and `Housefull` and `Housefull 2`.