Reitesh Deshmukh, son of late Congress chief minister of Maharashtra and union minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh will now be canvassing for the party in Maharashtra.
Being from a well-connected political family, Reitesh has good links with political leaders and Bollywood personalities. Though he hasn’t done very many solo hero films, he is a staple in many Bollywood multi-starrers and is popular for his comic roles.
And for those who are unaware of him, he also happens to be the husband of Genelia who has acted in many top Tollywood films before tying the knot with him. After their father’s untimely death, the Deshmukh household has been in active in politics locally. While Reitesh’s brother made his political entry, Reitesh has been helping out his brother get a firm foothold in Maharashtra politics.
Right now, Reitesh has also started canvassing for the Congress prior to the forthcoming assembly elections in the state by trying to add some Bollywood glamour to the elections. As of now, Congress in a dismal state in Maharashtra and many have written off the party. It remains to be seen what impact young actors like Reitesh will have on Maharashtra politics.