First look: Riteish Deshmukh sports long tresses in ‘Banjo’


Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh will be seen in the role of a street musician in his upcoming film ‘Banjo’. The makers of the musical drama have revealed the look of Riteish for the film.

The ‘Bangistan’ actor dons a never-seen-before avatar of a musician sporting long tresses. He is seen dressed casually and playing a musical instrument. The film also stars Nargis Fakhri who plays US-based DJ. Riteish and Nargis are paired up for the first time in the film.

 Riteish’s character is a Maharashtrian and the movie is about the banjo players of the state. The movie is an effort to focus on the banjo musicians to make their art flourish.

“The film is a journey, rather than a story. It is a journey in which someone crosses seven seas to meet her dreams. And some reach their hearts to meet themselves. Orchestrated by destiny, a DJ from US meets a Banjo party from Mumbai. They take the leap, they fly, they rise, they stumble, they dust, and they stand again,” a source was quoted as saying.

Acclaimed Marathi director Ravi Jadhav will make his Hindi film debut with ‘Banjo’ which is being produced by Krishika Lulla of Eros International. The music for the film has been composed by Vishal-Shekhar.