Superstar Akshay Kumar, whose social-drama film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) is doing a phenomenal business in China, is venturing into Marathi movies by co-producing an upcoming film, titled Chumbak.
Chumbak features well-known writer, lyricist and actor Swanand Kirkire in the lead role. Interestingly, Kirkire co-wrote Akshay Kumar’s last film Pad Man (2018), which was a great box-office success.
When the writer-actor was asked about his association with Kumar on his upcoming project, he says, “It was a coincidence that I co-wrote Pad Man with R Balki. The producer of our Marathi film, Naren Kumar, was the executive producer on another Akshay starrer, Jolly LLB (2), and happened to show our film to him. Akshay loved it. As soon as I finished Padman, I started shooting for Chumbak and had no idea we would be collaborating again so soon. It’s great that Akshay is lending his name to the film.”
Besides Swanand Kirkire, Chumbak also stars Sangram Desai and Sahil Jadhav. The film is directed by Sandeep Modi.