Anurag Kashyap Reveals Chiyaan Vikram Was His First Choice For Film Kennedy
Renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is making waves at the Cannes Film Festival where he is present for the premiere of his film Kennedy. The director made a revelation ahead of the film’s screening- that the film is titled Kennedy on the actor’s nickname, and Chiyaan Vikram was his original choice for the lead role. The movie features Sunny Leone and Abhilash Thapliyal and has been selected for a Midnight Screening at Cannes Film Festival 2023.
The Kennedy Project
Anurag Kashyap had named the film Kennedy Project earlier, but the title was later shortened to Kennedy on Vikram’s nickname. In an interview, the filmmaker said that he first approached Chiyaan Vikram for the lead role, but the actor never responded. Anurag then asked Rahul Bhatt to read the script, who was very enthusiastic about it. Impressed with his performance, Anurag offered him the lead role, saying, “You will have to give it all.”
The Film’s Plot
Kennedy is the story of an insomniac ex-cop who is believed to be dead but is still looking for redemption. The movie revolves around the character’s quest for redemption, and how he overcomes obstacles to achieve it. With Sunny Leone and Abhilash Thapliyal in the lead alongside Rahul Bhatt, the movie promises to be a riveting watch for those who enjoy drama and intrigue.
Anurag Kashyap’s Cannes Visit
Anurag Kashyap also attended the premiere of Martin Scorsese’s film Killers of the Flower Moon with director Vikramaditya Motwane. With Kennedy selected for a Midnight Screening at Cannes Film Festival 2023, the event marks a momentous occasion, proving that Indian cinema is gaining recognition and appreciation worldwide.
Anurag Kashyap’s revelation that Chiyaan Vikram was his first choice for the lead role in his latest movie piqued the interest of cinema lovers. With the film selected for a midnight screening at Cannes Film Festival 2023, audiences across the globe will be eagerly waiting to witness the movie’s magic unfold. The movie, with its talented cast and intriguing storyline, promises to be a cinematic experience unlike any other.