With Kya Kool Hain Hum 2 shaping up, Riteish Deshmukh is set to star in his third sequel in the same calendar year. The actor has just signed up for the sequel of his 2005 hit to be produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms. The last film saw Tusshar Kapoor and him playing the leads. Riteish refuses to divulge if the characters will remain the same in the sequel, which will be directed by Sachin Yardi.
"There are some details that still have to be worked out. We should be on the floors sometime this year. It’s too early to say whether we’ll have the same set of characters or if it’ll be a completely new plot but I’m really happy that the sequel is finally taking shape," says Ritesh, adding that his father, former Maharahstra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, still hasn’t seen one of his earliest hits. "It’s not just Kya Kool Hain Hum, my father hasn’t seen a large chunk of my films for various reasons. But I’m hoping he’ll watch Kya Kool Hain Hum 2."
The actor, who’s toying with a couple of ideas to turn into Marathi films, is working on two more sequels this year — Housefull 2 and Double Dhamaal. The last schedule of the latter was shot recently in Macau. "It was fun. The film is looking cool. It’s nearing the release. Then, we take off on Housefull 2, followed by Kya Kool Hain Hum 2," says Ritesh, whose toned physique was the talk of the town last year when Housefull released.
Ask if he plans to work on his body again, considering that Housefull 2 is high on action, and the actor says, "I’ll work out according to the requirements of the script. I trust Sajid (director Sajid Khan) and Nadiad (producer Sajid Nadiadwala). I’ve always followed their word, and have two really big hits on my cv. Till then, I’ll follow my regular workout."
As for the Double Dhamaal sequel, Riteish apparently helped co-star Ashish Chowdhry disguise himself as a woman for one of the sequences. "I didn’t help him," he laughs. "I’ve worn ladies’ garments for a portion in Apna Sapna Money Money. I just gave him a few tips, he pulled off the rest on his own."