Marjaavaan: Riteish Deshmukh follows Shah Rukh Khan, will be a dwarf in his next
Shah Rukh Khan’s dwarf avatar in Zero has impressed one and all. The makers have used some amazing VFX to make SRK’s look authentic. Now there’s one more actor who will be playing a dwarf on the big screen. We are talking about Riteish Deshmukh. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the actor will be turning a dwarf for Milap Zaveri’s next titled Marjaavaan. Riteish has till date only played a negative role in Ek Villain and now, after five years we will once again get to see him playing a villain in the movie which stars Sidharth Malhotra as the male lead.
Talking about the villain in his film being a dwarf, Milap said, “I decided to raise the bar by scaling him down in size.” The director revealed that Riteish’s height in the film will be a little above three-and-a-half foot. “Even though he is a dwarf, his character is larger than life. The part is extremely wicked with dark humour, great punch lines and some crazy face-off scenes with Sid,” Milap added.
Further revealing how they would make Riteish look like a dwarf, the director said, “Shah Rukh sir has already established a template with Zero. You could do it by getting down on your knees or through two-layer sets. Then, there is VFX. Each shot requires a different treatment and we are exploring all options. It will be a never-seen-before avatar, three-and-a-half feet of wickedness,”
He informed that Riteish is also doing his own preparations. Milap said, “We are doing workshops. Riteish is also analysing and observing how someone of that height would walk, gesticulate and run.”
Talking about comparisons between SRK and Riteish’s dwarf avatar, the filmmaker said, “Both characters are completely different from each other. While Shah Rukh sir’s is a loving, fun character, Riteish plays a bad guy. Besides, his look has a lot more to it than just his stature.”
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Also starring Rakul Preet Singh and Tara Sutaria, Marjaavaan is slated to hit the screens on October 2, 2019.