Actor Riteish Deshmukh reacted after fellow actor Jayam Ravi praised him and his wife actor Genelia D’Souza for the success of their Marathi romantic action film Ved. Riteish had recently taken to Twitter to respond to a tweet from trade analyst Taran Adarsh about Ved’s box office numbers. (Also read | Ved box office: Riteish Deshmukh starrer becomes second highest grossing Marathi film after Sairat)
Riteish shared Taran’s tweet, writing, “We want to thank the audience for this unprecedented love and appreciation. It feels like a dream. #VED.” Responding to Riteish’s tweet, Jayam Ravi wrote on Monday, “So happy to my friends for this creditable win and love for #Ved more coming your way guys (black heart emojis) @geneliad.”
Riteish replied, “Thank you so much my friend @actor_jayamravi, we need to catch up with our better halves soon. #aarti @geneliad.” Genelia also tweeted, “Thank you so much Ravi..Hope you and Aarti are doing well.” Jayam married Aarthi in 2009 while Riteish tied the knot with Genelia in 2012.
Ved marks Riteish’s directorial debut in Marathi films. It hit theaters on December 30, 2022. The film also marks Genelia’s debut in Marathi films. Salman has a cameo appearance in the film. It was in December 2021 that Genelia had revealed that she would soon be making her Marathi debut with Ved.
Sharing a video, the actor wrote on Instagram, “I am blessed to be a part of films in so many languages and receive love and respect from everyone. Born in Maharashtra, my heart has yearned for many years to have a film in Marathi and was hoping there would be a script where I could just say: this is it And then this happened: my first Marathi film, where after 10 long years I’m back in acting and part of a dream where my husband Riteish Deshmukh directing for the first time and I get to share space with a lovely co-actor Jiya Shankar who is introduced under our production house MFC.(sic)”
Riteish will star alongside Sonakshi Sinha and Saqib Saleem in an upcoming horror comedy Kakuda. He is also a 100 percent part of Sajid Khan’s comedy alongside John Abraham, Nora Fatehi and Shehnaaz Gill.
Jayam will appear in the second part of Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan. The film also stars Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Trisha Krishnan and Karthik Sivakumar. The movie is set to be released on April 28, 2023. Ponniyin Selvan-1 was a film adaptation of author Kalki Krishnamurthy’s Tamil novel.