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Chiyaan Vikram reacts to famous director's controversial statement

Monday, May 22, 2023 • Tamil Comments
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Chiyaan Vikram reacts to famous directors controversial statement

Chiyaan Vikram one of the most loved actors in Tamil cinema also has fans all over India and abroad. He recently enthralled audiences as Aditha Karikalan in Mani Ratnam's epic historical fantasies 'Ponniyin Selvan 1' and 'Ponniyin Selvan 2'. He is currently acting in yet another powerful lead role in Pa. Ranjith's period actioner 'Thangalaan'.

Meanwhile famous Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap stated that Vikram was his first choice to play the lead role in his new film 'Kennedy' and he even titled it because its multiple award winning actor's original name.

Vikram reacted to the controversy on Twitter writing "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 immediately and explained that I hadn’t gotten any mail or msg from you as the mail id that you had contacted me on was no longer active and my number had changed almost 2 years before that. As I said during that phone call, I’m very excited for your film Kennedy and even more so because it has my name. I wish you great times ahead. Lots of love, Chiyaan Vikram aka Kennedy."

Anurag also responded, “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 reading the script but by then we were all locked and a month away from shooting. He also graciously blessed us to use the name “Kennedy” for the film. What I stated in the interview was the story behind, how the film got to be called Kennedy. There is no need for any overreaction. And definitely I think neither Chiyaan sir or I am retiring without working together. FYI we go back to pre Sethu days.”

Anurag Kashyap who is a busy actor too is familiar to Tamil audiences after playing the chief antagonist opposite Nayanthara in 'Imaikka Nodigal'. He is currently playing the villain opposite Vijay Sethupathi in his 50th film 'Maharaja' directed by Nithian Swaminathan.

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