Swanand Kirkire

My partnership with Vidhu Vinod Chopra was very successful: Swanand Kirkire

NEW DELHI: Swanand Kirkire, renowned Hindi cinema lyricist, actor, and more, traces his journey from a vacuum cleaner salesman in Indore to a celebrated figure in Bollywood. During the exclusive interview with The New Indian‘s Executive Editor Rohan Dua, he explores his childhood, family, education, and the influences that fueled his passion for theatre and […]

Piyush Misra inspires vacuum cleaner salesman turned lyricist Swanand Kirkire

NEW DELHI: Swanand Kirkire is a name that resonates with lovers of soulful and meaningful songs in Hindi cinema. He is the lyricist behind some of the most popular and acclaimed songs of the past two decades, such as ‘Piyu Bole’ from ‘Parineeta’, ‘Bande Me Tha Dum’ from ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’, ‘Behti Hawa Sa […]

INTERVIEW| Raju Hirani respects lyrics, keeps their torn papers too: Swanand Kirkire

Kirkire discussed Hirani's remarkable ability to organise and retain the various papers and notes that lyricists write during the creation of different versions of a song.

Let’s shoot films in Konkan, say no to Maldives: Swanand Kirkire

NEW DELHI: Iconic lyricist and actor Swanand Kirkire during a conversation with The New Indian’s Executive Editor Rohan Dua, shed light on the Maldives fiasco. He staunchly supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lakshadweep and his take on promoting our own pristine beaches. Kirkire also shared that Maldives should accept that its tourism is […]

I was in sweats to act with Shefali Shah, Jaideep Ahlawat in ‘Three of Us’: Swanand Kirkire

NEW DELHI: A vacuum salesman from Indore successfully transitions to Bollywood, leaving his mark as a lyricist for enchanting songs such as ‘Piya Bole’, ‘Rat Humari To’, ‘Lut Put Gaya’, ‘Manja’, and more. Recently featured in the film ‘Three of Us’ alongside Shefali Shah and Jaideep Ahlawat, the actor reflects on his portrayal of Dipankar Desai […]