South star Vikram on Monday stated he known as Anurag Kashyap “instantly” after he got here to know the filmmaker had tried to contact him him for Kennedy.
In a latest interview with information outlet Film Companion, Kashyap stated that Vikram, whose actual identify is Kennedy John Victor, was his first option to play the titular murderer in his newest movie, however the actor “by no means responded”.
In a prolonged Twitter be aware to the filmmaker, Vikram stated he known as Kashyap instantly after he acquired to know that the director was attempting to get in contact with him for a undertaking.
“Dear @anuragkashyap72… Just revisiting our dialog from over a yr in the past for the sake of our buddies and nicely wishers on social media.
“When I heard from one other actor that you just had tried to succeed in me for this movie & that you just felt I hadn’t responded to you, I known as you myself instantly and defined that I hadn’t gotten any mail or msg from you because the mail id that you just had contacted me on was not energetic and my quantity had modified virtually 2 years earlier than that,” the Ponniyin Selvan star wrote.
Vikram then wished the filmmaker “nice occasions forward” and stated he’s excited in regards to the film because it has his identify.
“As I stated throughout that telephone name, I’m very excited to your movie Kennedy and much more so as a result of it has my identify. I want you nice occasions forward. Lots of affection. Chiyaan Vikram aka Kennedy,” he added.
Absolutely proper Boss sir. For the knowledge of individuals, when he discovered from one other actor that I used to be attempting to succeed in to him he known as me immediately and we realised that he had a special WhatsApp quantity. He gave me his right data to succeed in out and even confirmed curiosity in… https://t.co/1xmImitvHY
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) May 22, 2023
Kashyap, at present attending the Cannes Film Festival the place Kennedy is ready to premiere underneath the Midnight Screenings part, went on to solid Rahul Bhat because the lead.
“I truly had a particular actor in thoughts once I wrote this movie… The movie was known as Kennedy Project. It is Chiyaan Vikram. Chiyaan Vikram’s actual identify is Kennedy. I reached out to him. He by no means responded. So then, I reached out to Rahul,” the filmmaker advised the information web site.
Kennedy is a noirish thriller which follows the titular character working for a corrupt police power with scores to settle. The movie additionally options Sunny Leone.