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Anurag Kashyap on why he chose Sunny Leone for Kennedy: ‘I needed a woman over 40, who is sexualised by men around her’

Sunny Leone is on cloud 9 for starring in Anurag Kashyap’s Kennedy and being at Cannes Film Festival for the primary time for the premiere of the movie. Before strolling the pink carpet together with Sunny and Rahul Bhat on the movie’s premiere within the Midnight Screening part, Anurag revealed in an interview why he selected Sunny for the position of Charlie within the movie. Also learn: Anurag Kashyap gave Sunny Leone movies of Anushka Sharma, Raveena Tandon to prep for Kennedy: They snicker wholeheartedly

Sunny Leone is at present in Cannes for the Kennedy premiere. (file pic)(HT_PRINT)

Not a lot is revealed about Sunny’s character in Kennedy, however there’s a small glimpse of the actor within the teaser. She is seen breaking right into a laughter after getting right into a raise. The movie revolves round an insomniac ex-cop, assumed to be lifeless, however searching for redemption.

Talking about Sunny, Anurag Kashyap informed Film Companion on the sidelines of Cannes 2023, “I swear I’ve by no means seen her movies, ever. I’ve seen her interviews. There is a sure unhappiness in her eyes. There has been a life prior to now. I wanted a lady over 40, who’s sexualised by males round her, males who’re of their 50s and 60s. I needn’t see the act of intercourse and all that. I have to see this lady who can also be coping with it, additionally dealing with it, additionally utilizing all of it with the intention to survive and navigate. In Sunny, I discovered a lady who got here with all these issues inbuilt.”

“In Sunny, I found a woman who came with all those things inbuilt”

He added, “Second, I am very aware of the amount of money that she is paid in the market. I said this is not the kind of film. That question never never came up. She was just so happy and overwhelmed and said, ‘the fact you are thinking of me for this, I will do it.’ She really slogged, she really worked hard and that shows.”

Sunny on working with Anurag

In November final 12 months, Sunny had informed Hindustan Times about working with Anurag Kashyap, “He is amazing, very chill and laid back. I loved working with him. He was very serious about what he wanted from me and I tried to deliver that and he is happy, so that makes me happy.”

Opening up about her audition for the movie, she had stated, “I was very nervous during the audition. It was nerve-wracking because he invited the entire office. All those working on the film were sitting there. The funniest part was it turned out like a test, he went around asking everyone, “What do you think? Does she fit in the role?”



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