Riteish Deshmukh is the latest inclusion to the cast of the forthcoming action drama "Baaghi 3", which features Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor.
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who backs the "Baaghi" franchise, said he was thrilled to have the actor on board. "Ritiesh has been a part of my 'Housefull' franchise and now he joins the 'Baaghi' clan too. This will be my sixth film with him after four installments of 'Housefull' and 'Heyy Babyy'. "We share a great relationship and it was a pleasure writing 'Lai Bhaari' (Marathi film, featuring Ritiesh) for him. Riteish has always aced his roles and we are happy to have him on board," Nadiadwala said in a statement.
The filmmaker however, has not revealed any details about his role.
While the first installment of "Baaghi" featured Shraddha as the female lead, the 2018 sequel had Disha Patani opposite Tiger.
Choreographer-filmmaker Ahmed Khan, who helmed Baaghi 2, will return to the director's chair for the threequel. The sequel to the 2018 film, which starred Disha Patani opposite Tiger, is co-produced by Fox Star Studios and Sajid Nadiadwala, under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.
Riteish was last seen in the movie Total Dhamaal co starring Ajay devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi and Javed Jaffrey in the lead roles.