Doing sequels is repetition of genre: Riteish

Mumbai: Actor Riteish Deshmukh feels that acting in sequels is mere "repetition" of the genre and has very little to offer for an actor in today`s context.

Riteish will feature in four sequels including Sajid Khan`s multi-starrer comic caper, `Housefull 2`, Ekta Kapoor`s sex comedy, `Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum` and Indra Kumar`s two comedies `Masti 2` and `Total Dhamaal`.

"I am fed up of the fact that every film that works has a sequel in the offing. Like they asked me `Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya` is a success so lets do a sequel to it. When you do sequels, you are almost repeating the same genre, characters, same style of filmmaking…all this happens in slightly bigger but in the same space," Riteish told PTI in an interview.

"So every year if I do sequels then there is nothing new that I am doing. As an actor, I would love to do something else also. I had signed three sequels last year – `Dhamaal`, `Housefull`, `Kya Kool Hai Hum`. But this time I have signed only one sequel, `Masti` and one thriller and some other films," he said.

Sajid Khan directed `Housefull 2` is the next installment of 2010 hit comedy `Housefull` and is slated for release on April 5. The ensemble star cast comprises Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Asin, Zarine Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty and Boman Irani.

In the sequel to 2005 hit, `Kyaa Kool Hai Hum` Riteish and Tusshar Kapoor would reprise their roles from the previous film in the second installment. `Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum` is an upcoming sex comedy film directed by Sachin Yardi, and produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor, scheduled for August release.

`Masti 2` is the second installment of 2004 hit comedy `Masti` that starred Vivek Oberoi, Amrita Rao, Aftab Shivdasani, Lara Dutta, Tara Sharma, Genelia D`Souza, Ajay Devgan besides Riteish.

The makers of multi-starrer comedy `Dhamaal` (2007) had soon after the release of its sequel `Double Dhamaal` (2011) announced of making a third installment to be titled `Total Dhamaal`.

Ask him if doing sequels entails additional responsibility, the 33-year-old actor said "There is a responsibility to make a good film whether it is a sequel or not is a different thing. There are times when films do turn out well and is liked by everyone but then there are films that are not liked by people. But the intention is always to make a good film."

Though the actor feels fed up with any "tom, dick or harry" making a sequel, the ones which he is doing are all comedies.

Riteish also sought to clear the air that he is fed up with doing comedies though he is keen on exploring the other genres as well. "It is not that I am running away from comedies. The only comedy films that I am doing right now are sequels other than that I have not signed any comedy film. But I am trying to do something different, I am working on a thriller, then there is a romantic film. But comedies will happen…it is not that I don`t want to do comedies," he said.