Vastavam web: Akshay Kumar, who has turned presenter for “Chumbak”, believes Marathi cinema is way ahead of Bollywood when it comes exploring complex stories.
“The content of Marathi cinema is no doubt better than Hindi cinema. Also, they (Marathi cinema) are much bolder. I have seen ‘Balak Palak’ and I have enjoyed watching it. It is a bold film, they (Marathi cinema) create (good) content and that too bold,” Akshay told reporters here at the trailer launch of “Chumbak”.
“This film has travelled to several film festivals and got lot of acclaim. That has not happened with my films. My films have not gone to festivals and I felt I should give my name to this film as the content is really good. I have been acting for 28 years but I haven’t seen such a beautiful and real performance like that of Swanand Kirkire.” Swanand, known for crooning hits such as “Monta Re” and “Bawara Mann”, plays a man who is conned by two Mumbai teens dreaming to set up a juice shop.”It is big as there is validation and people think it is good cinema. It is great for Marathi cinema,” Swanand said.
“‘Sairat’ has done great business. Even Ritesh Deshmukh’s last Marathi film did well. I am not looking for business in this film (‘Chumbak’).The actor said he is keen to be a part of meaningful films.”I could have done ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and earned three times the money, I earned for ‘Padman’. The idea is not about earning but I thought of talking about women’s problem.