The noir film is the only Indian movie to premiere at the ‘Midnight Screenings’ of Festival De Cannes 2023
Anurag Kashyap's film Kennedy, starring Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhat, will premiere at Cannes 2023
Last Updated: 01.23 AM, Apr 15, 2023
Just a day after sharing the news that his upcoming movie Kennedy is the only Indian film to premiere at Cannes 2023, celebrated filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has dropped the first looks of the lead actors - Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhat - from the noir film, which will be showcased as part of the ‘Midnight Screenings’ at Festival De Cannes 2023, from May 16-27.
Obviously, the first looks are curious and quite intriguing. While Sunny cuts a svelte frame as a mysterious diva, Rahul seems to play a dark and intense character, who is on a mission to kill.
Looks like Kennedy is a Zee Studios film, as the production house too shared the images of the lead cast on their Twitter page, and captioned it: “Cannes it get any better! Presenting the first look of #Kennedy which will premiere at the 76th @Festival_Cannes as part of the Official Selection in the Midnight Screenings section.” Sunny was quick to comment on the post. “Beyond words”, she wrote, along with multiple heart emoticons.
Meanwhile, retweeting the announcement made on the official Twitter handle of Festival de Cannes, noted filmmaker Sudhir Mishra said, “You can’t keep Kashyap down for long . Our guy is back !!!!” Anurag’s latest directorial - musical romantic drama film Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat - starring Alaya F and newbie Karan Mehta - was also a Zee Studios release.
This isn’t the first time that an Anurag Kashyap movie has made it to the coveted Cannes Film Festival. The much talked-about Gangs of Wasseypur was screened at the 2012 ‘Cannes Directors’ Fortnight’. In 2013, Ugly was screened under the same independent section of the festival. This was followed by Raman Raghav 2.0 that premiered at the festival in 2016. The anthology film Bombay Talkies, in which Anurag was one of the directors, featured under the ‘Special Screenings’ section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.