The singer-turned-actor Kirkire says that he was surprised to be approached to play the lead in Prakash Jha's film 'Crazy Cukkad Family' as he never believed someone can trust a non-actor with such a big role.
Swanand has previously done cameos in the films like 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi' and 'Eklavya'. He is making his full-fledged movie debut with Ritesh Menon-directed comedy released on January 16.
"I liked my part in the film but did not believe that someone would offer me such a big role. I told the film's director Ritesh to first speak to Prakash Jha as he knows me. When Prakash ji liked the idea, I realized it was something serious and took it up," Swanand said.
Swanand, who plays the role of an eldest brother of a dysfunctional family in the film, said now he is enjoying being an actor and he would consider taking up more offers in future.

"I enjoyed working in the film. My whole image of a lyricist and composer has been broken by the role in the film. He is a rude, shameless man. After watching the film, people will not believe that I have written such thought-provoking songs. But if people like my performance, I will take up more acting offers," he said.
'Crazy Cukkad Family' also stars 'Chak De! India' actress Shilpa Shukla, Kushal Punjabi and Siddharth Sharma.
The two-time National award-winning lyricist said he did not have a very good opinion about actors but it has changed since he did 'Crazy Cukakd Family'.

Last time, Swanand wrote songs for Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK'.

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