By Kanika Rajani
Lyricist Swanand Kirkire who has penned few lyrics in PK, will be playing the lead in Crazy Cukkad Family. Produced under the banner of Prakash Jha Productions, and directed by Ritesh Menon (who worked as AD for Tahaan and My Name is Anthony Gonsalves) will see Kirkire playing a comic role in the family satire.
The film is a tale of a family arriving to stake their claim from the father’s property while he is still in coma. “I play the eldest brother, a crook who believes that he is a shrewd businessman. In reality, he is just a fool and the clown of the family,” said Kirkire who refused to divulge more details. Crazy Cukkad sees him opposite Kanika Kalra (acted in a short film Moi Marjaani by Anubhuti Kashyap). The cast also includes Kiran Kamarkar and Shilpa Shukla who plays Kirkire’s sister in the film.
Kirkire who had earlier acted in Sonali Cable and Eklavya believes that, “Acting was a little challenging, I never dreamt of becoming a professional actor, and this is the biggest role any aspiring actor would die for.” The role was offered to him by the director.