The filmmaker revealed that he reached out to Sunny without knowing what her acting capability could be. However, the glimpse of her interview was enough to convince him she could do the part. Though not enough is known about her role in ‘Kennedy’, Kashyap had previously told Film Companion that he needed a woman over 40, who is “sexualised by men around her, men who are in their 50s and 60s.”
Elaborating further, Kashyap recalled that Despite being such a big star, she came without any hesitation.He also added that he made the audition very uncomfortable for her. He kept everyone in the room, because he wanted to see what she could do. The director had almost decided that she would play the character but he wanted to see how she’d deal with the pressure.
According to him, she dealt with it very beautifully. The director said that he wanted to see when somebody like Sunny Leone walks into a room, if she’s self-conscious about how people see her or not. However, he revealed that Sunny walked in with her head held high and with confidence, there was no self-consciousness of how people see her. Anurag called her a solid woman and shared that he knew she’d pull it off.
‘Kennedy’ has been receiving positive reviews from at various international film festivals.