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Bollywood showbiz,Bollywood Romantic Hero Riteish Deshmukh: Fatherhood makes you more grounded

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Riteish Deshmukh married his girlfriend and actor Genelia Deshmukh in 2012 and is now a proud father of two sons — Riaan and Rahyl.

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He married his girlfriend and actor Genelia Deshmukh in 2012 and is now a proud father of two sons — Riaan and Rahyl. Actor Riteish Deshmukh says stepping into parenthood has helped him evolve as a person and made him more grounded.“It (fatherhood) makes you more grounded.

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You become a family man once you are married, but once you are a parent, you understand the gravity of it. I think it’s a wonderful feeling. The best thing that can happen to any individual,” said Riteish.

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Riteish, son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, has been in Bollywood for over a decade. “I think I have been really lucky that I am here and people have been extremely tolerant to have me on screen trying to entertain them. I feel blessed to be here and I think 14 years is a long time. I am glad that I am still acting,” he said.Coming from an influential family background, was there any struggle Riteish faced? “Everyday is a struggle. Every person has a different kind of struggle… I have had my own struggles in terms of trying to do films. Films working, not working…. Then struggle with a scene while doing it… Struggling playing a villain, doing action,” said the 38-year-old actor.

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However, he treats it all positively. “I think that’s the fun part of our job. You struggle through everything and you are able to go home and say that ‘It was a good day’,” he added.Riteish has mostly been seen in comedy films like Kya Kool Hai Hum, Heyy Babyy, Dhamaal, Housefull, Housefull 2 and the Masti franchise. The actor is now gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Bank Chor, a comedy entertainer directed by Bumpy.Asked about his opinion on critics of mad-cap comedies, he said, “Everyone has their own choice…

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There are different kind of comedies and one needs to be okay with it.”Riteish was also lauded for portraying a negative character in the film Ek Villain.Would he like to play a negative character again?“I would love to play a villain again, but it depends on the film. I should get a character that has that vibe, edge. If I get something like that, I would love to play it,” he said.

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