Anurag Kashyap’s psychological crime thriller, ‘Kennedy’ is all set to be screened on the Indian Movie Pageant of Melbourne 2023 after leaving an excellent impression on audiences at varied movie festivals. Actress Sunny Leone, who performs the character Charlie, says she has been receiving nice reactions and feels honored to work underneath the filmmaker’s path. She pertains to her character’s portrayal of hiding behind a façade of glamour and ache within the leisure trade.She hopes that the movie shall be loved by individuals on varied OTT platforms and plans to discover different genres. Excerpts…
After impressing audiences at varied movie festivals ‘Kennedy’ is all set to be screened on the Indian Movie Pageant of Melbourne 2023. How does it really feel?
Oh, it feels wonderful. To have a movie that is going to go to so many festivals, it is one thing that I by no means imagined. And we’ve Melbourne subsequent. After which I do know that we’ve a bunch extra which are going to come back all year long. So, it’s extremely, very thrilling.
What sort of reactions have you ever been getting from the viewers?
I’ve been getting nice reactions. If you stroll out of a movie pageant screening, it is so much completely different as a result of at festivals, that is what it’s – you are celebrating filmmaking. You are celebrating the movie. And it is in regards to the director and the solid and the whole lot of the movie. So, it is a completely different kind of really feel when it is a movie being proven at a pageant. The reactions are at all times very pretty. And also you get to satisfy everybody. In case your movie will get screened at a theatre, all people simply walks in. And you do not know till you get on-line. So, the suggestions has been very nice. And I’m completely happy that individuals like my character they usually like my half. And, you already know, they like ‘Kennedy’.
What was your first response if you have been approached for the position of Charlie? What was probably the most enjoyable a part of taking part in Charlie on display screen?
So, once I was first approached for this position, I used to be requested to audition for it. Anurag Kashyap referred to as me and he stated, ‘Hey, I’ve this half. Do you need to do it? However I need you to audition for it.’ And, after all, I stated, ‘Completely!’ At that second, I used to be simply very completely happy that he referred to as. I used to be so shocked and so honored. After which once I went into the workplace, he had his whole workplace sitting in on the audition. And all people was engaged on the movie. And it was very nerve-wracking and scary. I used to be very nervous as a result of I have never given an audition for somebody of this caliber ever in my life. I simply actually wished to do an excellent job. And hopefully they have been going to just accept my audition. And he did. And it was wonderful.
And to play Charlie is nice as a result of regardless that she’s very extremely stylised and glamorous, there’s a lot extra to her in the course of the movie and why she’s part of it and the way her character is. There’s plenty of layers to her. Regardless that she is gorgeous and glamorous, there’s plenty of ache there.
Did you relate to your character Charlie in any approach?
Completely! I feel there may be many individuals within the leisure trade which may really feel like that. It’s that it doesn’t matter what’s happening in our lives and in our private environment, if you’re working, you must put a smile in your face and act like all the pieces is okay and act like nothing hurts you and act just like the phrases which are getting used towards you aren’t hurtful. We put a smile on our faces and we stroll out the door and we attempt to be one of the best model of what individuals assume that we must be. I feel that half was actually relatable, regardless that she has some not so good issues taking place together with her, she nonetheless has this chortle and she or he smiles and she or he seems lovely. And she or he hides behind her smile and she or he hides behind this facade that she creates on the outside.
You could have a shared display screen house with Rahul Bhatt within the movie. He is one of many most interesting, underrated actors within the trade. How was it working with him?
Oh, it was fantastic working with him. I want I had extra days working with him on the movie. He was very centered and he was very into no matter it’s that he was doing. And I discovered so much by simply watching him and listening to Anurag sir. And he is simply genuinely such a pleasant individual. And we actually, actually bought alongside very nicely.
With psychological and crime thrillers crowding up the OTT house, the place do you see Kennedy? How do you assume the movie shall be obtained in India?
Nicely, I do consider that there will not be sufficient of these kind of movies popping out. I feel as a supplier on any OTT platform, you may simply by no means have sufficient of these kind of movies. And as a client myself, I’m at all times in search of the following fascinating movie or sequence. So I feel that Kennedy will certainly be a type of movies that individuals will take pleasure in watching on any of those platforms and devour the content material for what it’s and simply take pleasure in it.
With actresses venturing into motion and spy thrillers, would you additionally wish to discover these genres extra?
I like it. So I at all times say that if I can do movies in genres that I really love watching, I feel that that is at all times nice. So, sure, after all, the reply is sure, I’d like to. And a few my upcoming initiatives are on this zone already. So I hope individuals take pleasure in that, particularly after ‘Kennedy’. And I reside as much as hopefully the Charlie customary and the Kennedy customary that Anurag has positively set for me now.
You could have grown leaps and bounds within the trade as an actor, as a performer. How do you look again at your journey thus far?
I feel that my journey thus far has been unbelievable in each single approach, the nice, the dangerous, the ugly and all of the wonderful work that I’ve gotten to do during the last 11 years. And it actually solely will get higher. And I’m extraordinarily grateful even when all the pieces does not appear proper or regular. There’s at all times that ray of sunshine and I’ve Bollywood to thank for that.