Anurag Kashyap and Chiyaan Vikram's Miscommunication Sparks Controversy Ahead of 'Kennedy' Premiere at Cannes Film Festival
Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap has found himself at the center of a social media storm after his recent interview regarding his upcoming film 'Kennedy' and his initial choice for the lead role, Chiyaan Vikram. As Anurag attends the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2023 in France for the film's premiere, conflicting statements and misunderstandings have ignited a heated debate among fans and followers.
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
The 'Kennedy' Project and Anurag's First Choice:
In a pre-premiere interview, Anurag Kashyap revealed that 'Kennedy' was the original title of his film and that he had initially envisioned Chiyaan Vikram as the lead actor. However, despite reaching out to Vikram, Anurag never received a response. Consequently, Rahul Bhat was eventually selected for the role, marking a departure from the director's original vision.
Vikram's Response and Anurag's Clarification:
Vikram took to Twitter to address the situation, stating that when he heard from another actor about Anurag's attempt to contact him for the film, he called Anurag directly to clarify the misunderstanding. He explained that he had not received any mail or message from Anurag as the contact information used was outdated. Vikram expressed his excitement for the film and extended his best wishes to Anurag.
Absolutely right Boss sir. For the information of people, when he found from another actor that I was trying to reach to him he called me directly and we realised that he had a different WhatsApp number. He gave me his correct information to reach out and even showed interest in… https://t.co/1xmImitvHY— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) May 22, 2023
Anurag's Response and the Real Story:
In response to Vikram's tweet, Anurag acknowledged the miscommunication and clarified that they had indeed spoken on the phone. Anurag explained that Vikram had a different WhatsApp number, which was the reason for the failed communication attempts. Anurag further emphasized that Vikram had expressed interest in reading the script, but unfortunately, by that time, the film was already in advanced stages of production. Anurag also acknowledged Vikram's generosity in allowing the film to retain the name "Kennedy." He assured fans that both he and Vikram have a long-standing professional relationship and are open to working together in the future.
Cnt believe u hve become this much publicity hungry .Telling a half truth that also in a social media frenzied country can lead to so many issues .Also dnt think after this,Vikram sir will ever work wth u— Manisha Karan (@ManishaKaran1) May 22, 2023
The social media frenzy surrounding this miscommunication has led to a wide range of fan reactions. Some expressed their excitement at the potential collaboration between the two talented individuals, citing Vikram's impressive body of work and Anurag's unique filmmaking style. Others highlighted the importance of clear communication to avoid misunderstandings and the potential consequences they can lead to. Despite the differing opinions, many fans remain hopeful that Anurag and Vikram will collaborate in the future.
As Anurag Kashyap prepares for the premiere of 'Kennedy' at the Cannes Film Festival, a miscommunication with Chiyaan Vikram has stirred controversy on social media. While both parties have clarified the misunderstanding, the incident serves as a reminder of the significance of effective communication and the potential impact of misinterpreted statements. As fans eagerly await the release of 'Kennedy,' they continue to hope for a future collaboration between Anurag Kashyap and Chiyaan Vikram, two remarkable talents in the world of cinema.
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