Is Anurag Kashyap's Man Friday off to Cannes?

May 17, 2012, 08:38 IST | Jigar Shah

Anurag Kashyap's Man Friday-turned-actor Murari Kumar might be accompanying the filmmaker to the annual gala. But he still needs a passport

Anurag Kashyap has been very candid in the past about being extremely ruthless while shortlisting actors to feature in his films.

So when the filmmaker asked his Man Friday of several years, Murari Kumar to be a part of three films under his banner headed to Cannes this year, naturally he was ecstatic. And now we learn that Murari has also been asked to accompany Anurag to the annual film festival, attended by the who’s who of the film industry.

Murari says, “Yes I’m part of all the three films headed to Cannes. In fact, in Vasant Bala’s film, I play an important role.” However, since his passport is not in order currently, he is still hoping he can make it to the French town with Anurag.

He points out, “Yes I will be going to Cannes for the festival, but right now my passport is stuck and I’m sorting things out here (he is currently in Patna) right now. I’m hoping to get it by today. Anurag sir has assured me that once I get my passport he will try and get me my visa. The screening of the film is on May 21.”

While Kalki can’t…
Anurag’s wife Kalki, however, is not going to be in Cannes this year as she is busy shooting for her next with Emraan Hashmi. She has been begging for a few days off from work but director Kannan Iyer is adamant on not letting her go. 

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