Don’t compare Banjo with Rockstar, says Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who plays the role of a musician in the former. He says that the characters and the film are totally different adding that the only similarity between the character may be both musicians in the films sport long hair.
When Riteish was asked about Banjo’s comparisons with Rockstar, he said: “I’m a big fan of Ranbir Kapoor who acted in Rockstar. I really like his work. I think it will be unfair to compare the two films. When you’ll see the film and the character, you’ll see that both are different characters. So there is no parallel that you can draw. It is like Shah Rukh Khan in a romantic role and Ranbir Kapoor in a romantic role.”
In terms of the lead character’s look, there is a similarly with the long locks both actors sport. Rockstar was more of a coming-of-age musical journey of Ranbir’s character, who performs in concerts while Riteish’s character is gifted with the talent of playing a Banjo, who is more of a busker playing at street corners. While Rockstar was an out-and-out emotional love story, Banjo has a bit of comedy in it.
Nargis Fakhri who acted in Rockstar will also be seen in Banjo.
“Banjo is indeed an extremely special film because my friend Ravi Jadhav and Krishika Lulla (producer) both thought of me in this role, which is probably against a so-called type. It is not a comedy. It is a musical. I’m glad that they had faith in me to do this role and I hope that I have lived up to their expectations,” said Riteish.
Banjo has been directed by Ravi Jadhav. – CINEWS