Actor Genelia D’Souza shared the first photos from her Marathi movie Ved, which is directed by her husband, actor Riteish Deshmukh. In the film, he also plays the lead role, judging by the first posters. Genelia wrote an emotional note in Marathi. On the posters, Riteish lights a cigarette, while Genelia looks rather pensive.
The tweet roughly translates to: “I was born in Maharashtra. After I started acting, I made movies in different languages like Hindi-Tamil-Telugu. I got huge love from the audience there. I’m making my Marathi film debut with Ritesh’s first directing venture, working in Marathi gives me the feeling that the circle has come full circle.”
माझा जन्म महाराष्ट्रातलाच.मी अभिनयाला सुरवात केल्यानंतर हिंदी-तमिळ-तेलगू अशा विविध भाषांमधून चित्रपट केले.तिथे रसिक प्रेक्षकांचं उदंड प्रेम मला मिळालं. दिग्दर्शनाद्वारे मी मराठीत चित्रपटात पदार्पण करतेय. करतांना मला एक वर्तूळ पूर्ण झाल्यासारखं वाटतंय. pic.twitter.com/bT4bGA4VuE
— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) October 26, 2022
Riteish had announced the film last year, saying: “After 20 years in front of the camera, I’m taking a big leap to get behind it for the first time. As I direct my first Marathi film, I humbly ask you all wishes and blessings. Be part of this journey, be part of this madness. वेड (Madness).” Genelia had written, “I have been blessed to be a part of movies in so many languages and to receive love and respect from everyone. Born in Maharashtra, my heart longed for years to make a movie in Marathi and hoped that there would be a script where I could just say this is it 10 long years and being part of a dream where my husband is directing Riteish Deshmukh for the first time and I get to share the space with a lovely co-actor Jiya Shankar who being introduced under our production house MFC I would humbly ask you many blessings as movies are always a journey and we would love it if you could join us on this journey.”
As a producer, Riteish Deshmukh has supported Marathi movies like Balak Palak, Lai Bhaari, Faster Fene. He made his acting debut in Marathi cinema with Lai Bhaari (2014), at the helm of the late Nishikant Kamat. Ved will be released on December 30.