I was a loner in school: Riteish

I was a loner in school: Riteish

I was a loner in school: Riteish

'Aladin', which releases on October 30, is produced by Eros International and Sujoy Ghosh and is a contemporary look at the classic fairy tale, where Riteish plays the title character.

"When Sujoy told me that I play a young, introverted boy in Aladin, I could perfectly relate to it as I was myself a very quiet boy during my school days. I didn't have many friends and would mostly keep to myself," Riteish said.

In this contemporary version of the classic tale, Riteish will be seen playing a reclusive high school boy who carries an old, tattered leather bag with him all the time. Further detailing about his character, Riteish said, "Aladin is so dumb and lost that when Genie asks him for his three wishes, he doesnt even know what to ask for. He's a complete loser!"

However, playing Aladin was like a dream come true for Riteish, who was always fascinated by the famous fable. Besides, he also got a chance to fulfill his desire of working with Big B.

"It was my first time working with Amitabh Bachchan. It was a rear opportunity and experience to work with him," the actor said. Riteish said Govinda with whom he worked in the recently released 'Do Knot Disturb' is undoubtedly the "king of comedy."

"When he is acting with you or a scene, it instinctively happens that you tend to perform well because of his performance," he said. Riteish said despite having worked with many comedies, he could not be compared with Govinda. "I know where I stand and where Govinda stands. There is absolutely no comparison," he said.

When asked why he is seen only in comedy movies, the actor said the only reason for him doing comedy films is because they are enjoyed by the audience every time.
"Its not true that I haven't done any other genres of films but I didn't get a good response in those movies," he said.