Never a challenge to work with new actors: Riteish Deshmukh

Mumbai: Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who has been a part of the Indian entertainment industry for over a decade, says he finds it interesting to work with the younger lot of actors.

He never even considered it a challenge.

“It is never a challenge working with new actors, but it is definitely interesting. When I share the screen with actors like Akshay Kumar, Abhishek (Bachchan), Ajay (Devgn) or Sanjay (Dutt), I know the space they come from.

“But with new actors, we are constantly discovering each other on sets, which probably results in something fresh and positive,” Riteish said in a statement.

Riteish was last seen on screen in musical action drama film “Banjo” alongside Nargis Fakhri and Dharmesh Yelande.

“It was great to work with all of them. Personally, I am good friends with Dharmesh, Aditiya (Kumar) and Ram (Menon). They all come from different schools of acting which made things interesting,” Riteish said.

Talking about “Banjo”, which will be aired on Zee Cinema on November 20, Riteish said: “The film is about a fading music or an art form — the banjo, which is finding its losing foothold in today’s world of DJing.

“The film is an attempt to get respect for street art including classical dancers, rock, hip-hop musicians and many more who do not have a platform to perform.”

Riteish, who is currently co-hosting TV show “Yaaron ki Baaraat” alongside filmmaker Sajid Khan, will next start working on two Marathi films.