Marathi cinema is better, bolder than Bollywood: Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar, who has turned presenter for 'Chumbak,' believes Marathi cinema is way ahead of Bollywood when it comes to exploring complex stories. "The content of Marathi-cinema is no doubt better than Hindi cinema. Also, they're much bolder. I've seen 'Balak Palak'. It's a bold film, they (Marathi cinema) create (good) content, and that too, bold," Akshay said at the trailer launch of 'Chumbak.'
'Chumbak,' directed by Sandeep Modi, stars Swanand Kirkire, teen actors Sangram Desai and Sahil Jadhav. "This film has travelled to several film festivals and got a lot of acclaims. That hasn't happened with my films. My films haven't gone to festivals... I have been acting for 28-years but I haven't seen such a beautiful and real performance like that of Swanand," Akshay said.
Akshay believes the market for regional cinema is growing. "'Sairat' has done great business. Even Ritesh Deshmukh's last Marathi film did well," Akshay said, adding he's keen to be a part of meaningful films. "I could've done 'Rowdy Rathore' and earned thrice the money I earned for "Padman". The idea is not about earning but I thought of talking about women's problems," he added.