Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:48:18 GMT
Special screening of 'Balak Palak'

Celebs at the special screening of 'Balak Palak'

Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza, Deepshikha Bhagnani, Dheeraj Deshmukh (© Varinder Chawla)
  • Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza, Deepshikha Bhagnani, Dheeraj Deshmukh (© Varinder Chawla)
  • Abhishek Bachchan (© Varinder Chawla)
  • Akshay Kumar (© Varinder Chawla)
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  • Sajid Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez (© Varinder Chawla)
  • Sunil Shetty (© Varinder Chawla)
  • Shreyas Talpade (© Varinder Chawla)
  • Vivek Oberoi (© Varinder Chawla)
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Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Sunil Shetty, Sajid Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shreyas Talpade, Vivek Oberoi, Ashutosh Gowariker, Rohan Sippy and other celebrities were present at the special screening of Riteish Deshmukh's maiden production venture 'Balak Palak'.

Riteish Deshmukh, who completed 10 years in Bollywood on January 3, says that the day marks another new beginning for him as he debuts as a producer.

The 34-year-old made his Bollywood debut with 'Tujhe Meri Kasam', which also helped him find his soulmate in his co-star Genelia D'Souza, with whom he tied the knot last year.

"3rd Jan 2003 - a decade ago my 'baiko', Genelia D'Souza and me made our debut in this wonder world of films. 'Tujhe Meri Kasam', a step that changed my life," Riteish, son of late minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, tweeted.

"Never thought I would last here for ten years but I guess I underestimated your patience. Thank you for all your criticism, support and love," he further posted.

After successful stint as an actor, the day becomes even more special as Riteish now makes his debut as a producer with Marathi film 'Balak Palak'.

"Today, I debut as a producer with my Marathi film 'Balak Palak' - absolutely proud of it," he said in a post on his Twitter page.

Directed by Ravi Jadhav, 'Balak Palak' is said to be a fun-filled drama that will help parents realise the importance of transparent communication with their children.

According to Riteish, who has co-produced it with Uttung Thakur, 'Balak Palak' will have a "virtual premiere in five cities of Maharashtra" on UFO digital.

Abhishek Bachchan, who was present at the special screening, tweeted: "Saw one of the most beautiful films last night. 'Balak Palak' is a must watch. So proud of my lil bro Riteish Deshmukh for producing this gem. Well done!!"

Click on, for exclusive snaps from the special screening of 'Balak Palak'.