Banjo teaser: Riteish Deshmukh is a street fighter, and a rockstar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 30, 2016 16:05 IST
Banjo is directed by Ravi Jadhav. (Twitter)

After playing a second fiddle in many films, actor Riteish Deshmukh is ready to prove his mettle as the solo lead in the upcoming Hindi film Banjo. Though he began his career as the single lead in Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003, he mostly managed to sign multi-starrers thereafter.

However, the scenario may change with director Ravi Jadhav’s Banjo, which will present Deshmukh as a musical sensation and a street fighter. The 88-second teaser released on Monday opens with Abhishek Bachchan’s voiceover that declares Riteish’s prowess with the strings and local fights. We then witness Riteish coming out of a gutter.

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The film seems like a musical with a story set in the dingy bylanes of Mumbai’s slums. Nargis Fakhri will also be seen in an important role in the film. Banjo is scheduled to hit the screens on September 23, 2016.

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