Riteish Deshmukh, who plays a street musician in film ‘Banjo’, says it is unfair to compare the film to actor Ranbir Kapoor’s music-based film ‘Rockstar’ as the film and the characters are completely different.
While in terms of looks, there is a similarly with the long locks both actors sport, ‘Rockstar’ was more of a coming-of-age musical journey of Ranbir’s character, who performs in concerts while Riteish’s character is gifted with the talent of playing Banjo and plays it at street events. While the former was an out-and-out emotional love story, this one has a bit of comedy also in it.
Incidentally, lead actress in both the films is Nargis Fakhri with ‘Rockstar’ being her debut film.
‘Banjo’ has been directed by Marathi film director Ravi Jadhav.