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As countdown to Cannes 2023 begins, Anurag Kashyap shares new Kennedy pictures

The curious ‘police noir’ film stars Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone

As countdown to Cannes 2023 begins, Anurag Kashyap shares new Kennedy pictures

Anurag Kashyap’s Kennedy features Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone in lead roles

Last Updated: 01.48 PM, May 08, 2023


So, Kennedy’s countdown to Cannes 2023 has begun! Gangs of Wasseypur filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s curious neo-noir drama film is all set to be showcased at Festival De Cannes 2023’s ‘Midnight Screenings’ from May 16-27. Although no video trailer or teaser has been released yet, the director has been sharing glimpses of the lead characters - Rahul Bhat (as Kennedy) and Sunny Leone (as Charlie) - on social media. And the latest stills do not disappoint!

In tandem with the first looks, the latest pictures of the lead pair seem to be quite intriguing. While Rahul seems to play a dark and intense character, who is on a mission to kill, Sunny continues to be the mysterious diva. Taking to his Instagram, Anurag uploaded new images from the upcoming ‘police noir’ film that will instantly remind you of the world of Hindi cinema in the 1940s and 50s. “2 weeks to go! #Kennedy’s countdown to Cannes is on! ⏲️”, he captioned the stills.

Some time back, when the filmmaker shared the first poster of the film on social media, he wrote, “Aankh, Cannes sab khule rakhnaKennedy aa raha hai! Here’s the official poster of #Kennedy, which is set to premiere at Festival De Cannes later next month!” His upcoming directorial is expected to give a new lease of life, after his recent releases - Dobaaraa and Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat couldn’t perform well.

This isn’t the first time that an Anurag Kashyap film 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. 

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