Salman Khan will be seen in a special appearance in Riteish Deshmukh's second Marathi production venture Lai Bhaari, which also marks the latter's debut in Marathi films as an actor.
Titled Lai Bhaari, the film is being directed by Nishikant Kamat and it is being co-produced by Riteish's banner Mumbai Film Company and Cinemantra Entertainment.
“It was extremely gracious of Salman to himself offer to be part of our film Lai Bhaari. It was great to do a Marathi scene with him,” Riteish said in a statement.
Riteish and Salman have known each other for many years. Both Salman and Riteish were shooting in Hyderabad at Ramoji Film City for their respective projects—Salman for Mental and Riteish for Lai Bhaari. Post the shoot, they would sit together and chat, said a source.
The source added that Salman was very intrigued by Riteish's approach to his production venture and enjoyed hearing about the film and the story. He then came forward and suggested being part of Riteish's production venture.
Riteish was overjoyed with the idea and spoke to Kamat and created a special sequence for Salman and it will be one of the highlights of Lal Bhaari.
After a successful stint as an actor, Riteish turned producer with Marathi film Balak Palak, which did some brisk business at the box office.