Anurag Kashyap is attending the continued 76th Cannes Film Festival 2023 in Cannes, France for the world premiere of his upcoming movie Kennedy, which is about to happen underneath the Midnight Screenings part on May 24. The neo-noir drama stars Rahul Bhat within the titular position, whereas Sunny Leone performs Charlie. In a current interview, the filmmaker revealed that Chiyaan Vikram was his first alternative for the movie.
Talking to Film Companion, Kashyap mentioned, “I actually had a specific actor in mind, when I wrote this film, which is why the film is called Kennedy.” When he was prodded additional on whom he’s speaking about, the Gangs of Wasseypur director revealed, “Because that actor’s nickname is Kennedy. The film was called Kennedy Project. It is Chiyaan Vikram. Chiyaan Vikram’s real name is Kennedy. I reached out to him. He never responded.” For the unversed, Vikram’s actual identify is Kennedy John Victor.
“So then, I reached out to Rahul. I said ‘Read it’. His response was enthusiastic. And not like as an actor. And he was like, ‘Yeh kaun kar raha hai (Who is doing this role)?’ I said, ‘Karega (Will you do it)?’ He said ‘Me?’ I said, ‘Yes, but you will have to give it all’. And he was supposed to do some films. He gave eight months of his life to Kennedy”, the director said.
After his first two movies Yeh Mohabbat Hai and Nayee Padosan had failed on the field workplace within the early 2000s, Rahul Bhat returned to movies with Anurag Kashyap’s thriller Ugly, which additionally premiered within the Director’s Fortnight part within the 66th Cannes Film Festival in 2013 earlier than being launched to large vital acclaim in December 2014. Bhat additionally starred in Kashyap’s science fiction thriller Dobaaraa final yr. Kennedy is the third collaboration between the actor and the filmmaker.
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