Men get wilder after marriage: Riteish
A lot of women intimidate me. I am a little nervous of women who carry Louis Vuitton bags and wear Prada shoes, says actor Riteish Deshmukh, who wouldn’t mind going in for an arranged marriage.
Are you confident in the company of women?
Honestly, a lot of women intimidate me. I am a little nervous of women who carry Louis Vuitton bags and wear Prada shoes. I wear brands myself but I don’t know what to say to brand-conscious women beyond a polite ‘hello’.
Which topics you are comfortable talking to women about?
A normal conversation about films, politics or sports.
What role does Riteish play in real life — the guy who’s petrified of women or the cool dude?
I fall in-between the two extremes. I would like to pick up some of the traits of my character in Kya Kool Hain Hum. I like the way he carries himself.
No marriage plans?
I have not thought about it, though I guess I am old enough to start thinking about it. The thought of marriage scares the living daylights out of me. It’s a huge commitment.
Bachelors are wilder than married men. What do you say?
It’s a myth. Men get wilder after marriage (laughs).
What is your opinion on premarital sex?
If it’s between two consenting adults, I think it’s fine.
Do you have locker room conversations with guys?
Not at all. I am a very personal guy. I don’t share notes on my love life even with my closest friends. But I am most interested in listening to their escapades.
Do you sense when a woman makes a pass at you?
No. She has to spell it out big time. She has to write it down on a placard, like the ones cricket fans carry in stadiums.
Would you go for an arranged marriage?
Yeah, I would.
An arranged match in today’s times?
Yes. I have been conditioned to believe in it.
Some men feel women gossip more than men.
On the contrary, I feel men crave for gossip. They bitch a lot. I love gossip. But I know where to draw a line.
Who does Ritesh Deshmukh find pretty?
Preity, Kareena, Rani.
So why aren’t you working with these three heroines?
I have not been offered a film with them. May be I am not good enough.
– Dinesha Raheja, BNS