Numerous celebrities from the film industry attended a special screening of director Anurag Kashyap’s thriller “Raman Raghav 2.0” here late on Wednesday.
Raman Raghav 2.0 is a thriller film directed by Anurag Kashyap. It is based on a serial killer Raman Raghav who operated in Mumbai during the mid-1960s. The role Raman Raghav is played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui while Vicky Kaushal is a Cop in the film.
Director Anurag Kashyap and co-stars Vicky Kaushal and Sobhita Dhulipala were also present on the occasion.
After the screening the lead Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui said, “I am confident about this film. If you consider the film’s trial at Cannes (film festival), we received a standing ovation there. So definitely for the audiences here I am very confident because the product is good,”
“We have put in a lot of hardwork. It remains to be seen how it gets response here but I hope people here will like it,” he added.
About the compliments coming his way for his performance, he said, “I was compared to Anthony Hopkins and Heath Ledger. They are such big artists I don’t have the same status as them. They have written it in the reviews. It seems so huge for me. It’s great, thank God”.
The screening was also attended by actors Kangana Ranaut, Gulshan Devaiah Shweta Tripathi, Vivaan Shah and filmmakers Siddharth Roy Kapur, Aneez Bazmee, Navdeep Singh, Abhishek Chaubey and Vikas Bahl.
Siddharth Roy Kapur said, “I am very excited. Anurag Kashyap and our relationship is quite old now. We made ‘Dev.D’ together and since then I have always been a fan of his work.”
He added that “Raman Raghav 2.0’s” trailer is “spectacular, very interesting and intriguing”.
“What I admire about Anurag is that he is not scared of taking risks. Some risks work, some risks don’t. But he never stops trying and that I think is most amazing about him as a filmmaker,” Kapur said.
Vikas Bahl, one of the producers of the film as part of Phantom production house, said: “Anurag is a strange filmmaker. There is no other filmmaker who narrates the kind of stories that Anurag does. It is interesting if someone has their own unique stories to tell. And Anurag, to me, is one of the most exciting filmmakers.” ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ releases on 24 June.