Popular Track "All Is Well" Lyricist Swanand Kirkire Feels Accomplished In Acting Career

Vaishnavi Gavankar |Sep 16, 2019

He as of now has Ekta Kapoor's web series, "The State vs Nanavati", which stars Saurabh Shukla, Manav Kaul, and Angad Bedi.

Swanand Kirkire is not completely void of acting. He is an alumnus of the most coveted acting school of the country, National School of Drama. He is from the same batch as the Sacred Games actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

"I am from the National School of Drama, so I am not an outsider to acting,'' says Swanand Kirkire, who has made a solid toehold in the music space.

Kirkire, prominently known as a lyricist, playback vocalist, and writer, as of late won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for his inspiring performance in Marathi film Chumbak.

Chumbak Marathi Movie Swanand Kirkire

"I know acting and I have managed entertainers for my entire life. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was in my clump. I hadn't thought of acting otherwise I would have begun it 20 years back. For what reason would I have sat around composing lyrics? Someone offered me a job in 'Chumbak' and that shocked me as well as everybody," Kirkire told PTI in a meeting here.

Kirkire, who has played little part in Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Chameli and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, moved on from the NSD in 1996 and began doing theatre.

"Acting uncommonly came in my life. I am cheerful doing what I am doing. I am not representing enduring, I am upbeat composition contents and lyrics," he said.

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He assumed the job of a rationally sick, moderately aged town man, Prasanna in Chumbak, which was displayed by Akshay Kumar.

Kirkire credited chief Sandeep Modi for separating an extraordinary performance from him. "I told the chief (director) on the off chance that, if you think I can do it, I will do it. I don't have any judgment or any experience of watching myself on screen. I have worked with seasoned actors they know how it looks on-screen when they do something, I don’t have that. For this part, I surrendered to my director. It is him, the editor and many individuals who ought to get the kudos for my work," the lyricist-entertainer said.


Kirkire is also glad to be the only lyricist to have won the National Award for acting. Kirkire recently won National Film Award for Best lyrics twice - for the melody Bande Me Tha Dum… Vande Mataram from Lage Raho Munna Bhai and then for Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh… from 3 Idiots.

He said the National Award for Chumbak has changed his stature. "I never figured I will end up being an entertainer and I am an award-winning on-screen character today. It is the honesty and trustworthiness of the film that has contacted everybody. A small film stood out in the big ocean of National Awards. I am thankful."

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Kirkire said he is getting a ton of acting offers yet isn't in a rush to take up any. "I am covetous for good work so I am not going to do everything and anything. On the off chance that something great comes up, I will take it."

He as of now has Ekta Kapoor's web series, The State vs Nanavati, which stars Saurabh Shukla, Manav Kaul, and Angad Bedi.


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