Maheswara Rao Nadella | Published On: May, 22, 2023 | 05:16 PM
Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap‘s upcoming directorial venture, ‘Kennedy,’ featuring Rahul Bhat in the lead role, was recently screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2023. However, an interview given by Kashyap during the event sparked a controversy surrounding the casting of the film.
In the interview with Anupama Chopra, Anurag Kashyap revealed that he had initially written the role of Kennedy with actor Chiyaan Vikram in mind. However, Kashyap claimed that he didn’t receive any response from Vikram despite reaching out to him. This statement created a stir among moviegoers and fans of Vikram on social media platforms.
In response to the controversy, Vikram has come forward to clarify the situation and deny the allegations made by Anurag Kashyap. The Ponniyin Selvan star took to social media to address the issue, stating that he did not receive an email or message from Kashyap regarding the film.
Vikram shared his side of the story in a heartfelt message addressed to Anurag Kashyap. He wrote, “Dear @anuragkashyap72, Just revisiting our conversation from over a year ago for the sake of our friends and well-wishers on social media. When I heard from another actor that you had tried to reach me for this film and that you felt I hadn’t responded to you, I called you myself immediately and explained that I hadn’t received any mail or message from you. The email address you used to contact me was no longer active, and my phone number had changed almost two years prior.”
Vikram further expressed his excitement for Kashyap’s film ‘Kennedy,’ which shares his name. He extended his best wishes to the filmmaker and concluded the message with lots of love, signing off as Chiyaan Vikram, also known as Kennedy.
The clarification provided by Vikram has brought relief to his fans and supporters, who were initially taken aback by the allegations made against the actor. Social media platforms have been flooded with messages praising Vikram’s integrity and expressing regret for doubting him.
Dear @anuragkashyap72 ,
Just revisiting our conversation from over a year ago for the sake of our friends and well wishers on social media. When I heard from another actor that you had tried to reach me for this film & that you felt I hadn’t responded to you, I called you myself…
— Vikram (@chiyaan) May 22, 2023
One Twitter user commented, “What a man #ChiyaanVikram you’re just great! The tweet that I’ve been waiting for!”
Another user wrote, “Now I feel bad for doubting you, and I now understand that there’s always another side of the story when an attention-seeking person like Anurag is speaking. He brought you down for movie promotion.”
The clarification from Vikram not only clears the air surrounding the alleged miscommunication but also highlights the importance of effective communication in the entertainment industry. It serves as a reminder that misunderstandings can arise even among well-known personalities, and open dialogue is crucial to avoid unnecessary controversies.
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