Actor Riteish Deshmukh says he is elated with the success of 'Humshakals' but he is also worried about the box office fate of 'Ek Villain' as he feels that the comedy may eat into the business of his next release tomorrow.
'Humshakals' saw Riteish along with actors Saif Ali Khan and Ram Kapoor in triple roles. It was directed by Sajid Khan and released on June 20.
"It ('Humshakals') released last week and critically it was not well received as much as we had hoped for. But people want to watch the film and have fun. With 'Ek Villain' I am hoping for both critical and popular acceptance," Riteish said in an interview here.
"It is not a good thing for me. I wouldn't have been worried if any movie had released which did not feature me. I know the producers have taken the right call but I will be hurt in the crossfire. But it's fine I'm still okay with it because they are of entirely different genres," Riteish said.
Riteish feels it is a bit early to call 'Humshakals' a hit but the film is headed in the right direction.
'Humshakals' is also receiving criticism but the 35-year-old actor is okay with it.
"Some critics have loved it and most of them haven't.
When we make a film in the comedy genre on a big budget we think about catering to every age group. I don't remember the last comedy, which was critically acclaimed. Everyone thrashed my own films 'Grand Masti', 'Housefull 2', 'Kya Super Kool Hain Hum'," he added.