"'Ek Villain' is an important film because when a film of this genre and such a dark character given to me works, then probably doors to play (more) such characters will open," Riteish said here Tuesday.
"I hope to play characters apart from what I do in comic roles. But of course, I will do comedies," he added.
"Ek Villain" success notwithstanding, Riteish will continue doing funny films.
His recent release, Sajid Khan directed "Humshakals", in which he teamed up with Ram Kapoor and Ali Khan">Saif Ali Khan, was a comedy. All the three actors played triple roles in the film and not only did Riteish's performance win him appreciation, the film managed to do good business at the box office.
"I will continue doing comedy as I enjoy it," said Riteish, who has been part of comedies.
"I don't make choices on the basis of a film's success or failure, but I choose from the content that is offered to me," he added.