Vikram responds to Anurag Kashyap’s claim which sparked controversy earlier

Vikram replied to Anurag Kashyap post a day filled with comments and controversies in which the director claimed that the actor haven’t replied to his mail for Kennedy.

On Monday, Vikram made a tweet which read, “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immediately and explained that I hadn’t gotten any mail or msg from you as the mail id that you had contacted me on was no longer active and my number had changed almost 2 years before that.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,” wrote Vikram.

Anurag also added, “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.”

Reacting to the conversation, a fan commented, “Thanks dear Chiyaan for clarifying atleast now some fans could realize what they are upto.” “Thank you for clearing the air!! Time ahead is yourss!!” added another fan. “What a prompt response,” wrote a fan. A comment further stated, “Perfect reply Vathiyarae @chiyaan this is what you are….” Another person wrote, “What a man #ChiyaanVikram you’re just great..! The tweet that I’ve been waiting for..!”

While speaking to Film Companion earlier, Anurag had added that Vikram was the initial choice for Kennedy, “I actually had a specific actor in mind, when I wrote this film. Which is why the film is called Kennedy.”

When asked about why him not being on board, Anurag stated, “Because that actor’s nickname is Kennedy. The film was called Kennedy Project. It is Chiyaan Vikram. Chiyaan Vikram’s real name is Kennedy. I reached out to him. He never responded. So then, I reached out to Rahul. I said ‘Read it’. His reaction, his response was enthusiastic. And not like as an actor. And he was like, ‘Yeh Kaun kar raha hai (Who is doing this role)?’ I said, ‘Karega (Will you do it)?’ He said ‘Me?’ I said, ‘Yes, but you will have to give it all’. And he was supposed to do some films. He gave eight months of his life to Kennedy.”

Kennedy is a thriller which portrays a notorious character who have Bankrolled to settle with the police force. Produced by Zee Studios and Good Bad Films, Kennedy also features Sunny Leone and Abhilash Thapliyal.