Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhat in Anurag Kashyap’s First Look at Kennedy.
Anurag Kashyap has finally dropped the first look at his film Kennedy starring Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhat.
The official lineup for the 76th Cannes Film Festival has been announced and Kennedy by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be the only Indian film to screen at the prestigious event. Shortly after, Anurag Kashyap released the first preview of this ambitious project starring Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone. As announced by the festival director, Thierry Fremaux, Kennedy has been selected to premiere in the Midnight Screenings category. Cannes will take place in May.
Anurag Kashyap used his Instagram handle to share Kennedy’s first look. He shared two stills of the main characters, played by Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone respectively, and wrote, “Meet Kennedy and Charlie.” Rahul is seen holding a gun and pointing it at the camera. The background is dark with a red tint. , reflecting his character’s rage. The next image is of Sunny Leone, who looks stunning in a retro appearance. She wears a sari with a cape and sunglasses, and her makeup and hair are defined in the age-old style.
Friends and fans of Anurag Kashyap admire the appearance of the characters and expect an interesting plot. Director Zoya Akhtar dropped red hearts and high-five emoticons while actress Emmanuelle Béart commented, “Bravo.”
One user replied, “It feels like you are finally back with your kind of movie, which we have missed for so long. OG.” Another reader appreciated this Cannes entry, “Kennedy’s selection this year in the Midnight Seance further reinforces his stature as a giant of world cinema.”
Anurag Kashyap also expressed his joy for his film selection with this post:
This is not the first time that a film by Anurag Kashyap will be screened at the prestigious festival. Earlier, Gangs of Wasseypur was screened during the 2012 Directors’ Fortnight, a major section of the festival. Special screenings at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival included Bombay Talkies, an anthology with which Kashyap was associated. Also in 2013, Kashyap’s film Ugly was featured in the Directors’ Fortnight section. Raman Raghav 2.0 was later screened in the same section in 2016. The official Cannes Film Festival account announced Kennedy’s screening on Thursday.
Sunny Leone also expressed her excitement for the film being chosen for the festival. She wrote: “I am beyond belief at this incredible moment. One of the proudest moments of my entire career. The only Indian film to represent India at the prestigious.” She further thanked Anurag Kashyap for giving her the opportunity and said, “Forever will be your ‘Charlie’, thanks to the moon and back.” The actress praised his co-actor, Rahul Bhat, for his exemplary performance.
Anurag’s last release was Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat, which featured Alaya F and Karan Mehta.
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