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Novak: Four Lions not political

Published 14/04/2010 | 11:57

Kayvan Novak jumped at the chance to work with Chris Morris
Kayvan Novak jumped at the chance to work with Chris Morris

Kayvan Novak says Four Lions is not as controversial as it sounds.

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The actor and comedian defended his forthcoming film about young terrorist hopefuls, directed by Brass Eye star Chris Morris.

He said: "I wouldn't say the film is politically charged, it's really about people, about young men trying to hatch a plan that doesn't go according to plan."

He continued: "I think people want to slap Chris with the controversy label and it is controversial in theme when you read it on paper but to watch the film, is actually not only funny but very moving and I'm very proud to be part of it."

Kayvan, who also stars in Channel 4 hidden camera comedy Facejacker, said he was really pleased to work with Chris.

"I got the call to go and audition and I thought, 'Chris Morris is making a film, amazing, I'd love to be in a Chris Morris film.'

"I auditioned for it and I auditioned again, got the part, worked with amazing actors and Chris Morris up in Sheffield. You're in for a treat," he said.

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