Marjaavaan, the upcoming film starring Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh has got a new release date as it shifted from October 2 to November 22. The postponement of the date has been taken to avoid its box-office clash with the much awaited Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer. Marjaavaan has been learnt to depict a battling faceoff between the former ‘Ek Villain’ co-stars Sidharth and Riteish. The film will also be starring Tara Sutaria and Rakul Preet in other pivotal roles.
The first look of Marjaavaan is out and it features Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh is a total fierce face off. The actor is known to play as a dwarf in the film.
T Series have shared the first look pictures of the film, captioned, “Ishq mein marne aur maarne ke liye hai yeh taiyyar! #Marjaavaan releasing on 22nd November 2019.” In two other pictures, Sidharth and Riteish walk with the dominating figure of Ravana looming in the background. The caption reads: “Ek maarega, ek marega! #Marjaavaan releasing on 22nd November 2019.”
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Riteish is playing the role of a midget which quite resembles Shah Rukh Khan’s character in Zero but, this one is with a gun.
Both the actors had joined together for Ek Villain a few years ago. As reported, Riteish wasn’t too keen on playing a negative role once again. Being aware of the same, the makers, Bhushan Kumar and Nikhil Advani and director Milap Zaveri decided on giving the character a little twist, making him a midget along with a larger-than-life personality. Riteish’s character of villain is called Vishnu in the film.
As quoted by Milap on a popular media platform, “We decided to make his villain three-foot tall but larger-than-life with a wicked sense of humour. His Vishnu is arrogant and thinks he is invincible.” Interestingly, the character has a reference to the fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu, Vamana, and it is also mentioned in one of the dialogues.”
Milap further added, “Shah Rukh played a smaller version of himself. We storyboarded the screenplay and had a midget gentleman on the sets for Riteish to imbibe certain mannerisms and ensure he didn’t go overboard or underplay the physical aspects of the character.”