Anurag Kashyap was 'reluctant' to act in 'Akira'

Mumbai:Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who can be seen showcasing his acting skills in "Akira", says he was "reluctant" to star in the A.R. Murugadoss directorial at first. "Akira", starring Sonakshi Sinha in the title role, released on Friday. "I am so proud of my work in 'Akira'. Even though I was reluctant to begin with. Thank you A.R. Murugadoss and Sonakshi Sinha," Kashyap tweeted. Kashyap has previously acted in films like "Black Friday", "No Smoking", "Dev.D", "Gulaal" and "Shagird". Apart from Sonakshi and Kashyap, "Akira" also features Konkona Sen Sharma, Amit Sadh and Atul Kulkarni. Actor Akshay Kumar is seen in a cameo in the film. IANS