Emotional Sunny Leone says she is thankful to Anurag Kashyap for giving her 'Kennedy', which premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival as part of the Midnight Screenings Section. She calls the experience “unbelievable in every single way and so exciting."
From being part of the Adult entertainment industry to her bold move to come to India and participate in reality show Bigg Boss, did she ever think that all of that will lead her to Cannes one day? To this, she told HT, “Absolutely not. Not even one percent. I’ve had some crazy ups and downs in my life but Anurag Sir picking up the phone and telling me I’ll be good as Charlie changed everything. Just that phone call made me so happy."
Talking about how she bagged the role, she said, “Even though I had not done an audition in a long time I was confident about delivering my lines but I was super nervous thinking what if they don’t like me. The best thing that happened after he started showing people this film while it was still in the edit is that people who had never spoken to me till now would walk up to me and say oh we saw Kennedy and we really liked your part. Even if nothing else come out of this festival he (Anurag Kashyap) has provided me with so much love, care and respect that I’m forever thankful for it.”
Sunny says that Anurag Kashyap wanted her to have this particular laugh . "I think we all know people who hide behind their laugh and smile. Who makes you feel like everything is fine whereas they are breaking inside. I can relate to this. I understood her character. After everything that has happened to me in the last 10 years, the judgments and comments… people see me from and think I’m super confident, someone who is not insecure, who doesn’t feel bad about trolls but they forget I’m human too and these things do affect you.”
She calls the experience of walking the Cannes red carpet. “For me it’s a moment I want to cherish. I can’t change the way industry is and start knocking on doors and ask people now will you work with me? I think it’s going to happen like its supposed to happen," she tells HT.