Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal says he is excited to go to the Cannes Film Festival where his upcoming film “Raman Raghav 2.0” will be premiered.
The Anurag Kashyap-directed thriller stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a serial killer, while the “Masaan” actor will play the role of a policeman. The film will be showcased at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight section. The festival will open on May 11.
Vicky says the film’s screening will coincide with his birthday, the “best gift” he could have asked for.
“I’ll be going to Cannes with the whole team on May 14. I think the screening will be on May 16 which also happens to be my birthday. This will be the best birthday gift. I couldn’t have asked for more,” Vicky told PTI in an interview.
Raman Raghav, also known as Psycho Raman, was a psychopathic serial killer who terrorised the streets of Mumbai in the mid-1960s.
Vicky, 27, earlier assisted Kashyap on the two parts of “Gangs of Wasseypur” in 2010, which also starred Nawazuddin.
The “Zubaan” stars says it will be a special moment as he will go with a team which has seen him grow over the years.
“I am extremely excited, I am already dreaming about being in Cannes. What is more special is I am going with a team which has seen me grow over the years. It feels extremely special,” he said.
Kashyap has earlier showcased his films “Ugly” and the two-part crime saga “Gangs of Wasseypur” in the Cannes festival’s sidebar.
“Raman Raghav 2.0” is scheduled to release in India on June 24.