The movie personalities from India, seen on the Cannes pink carpet included AR Rahman, Ricky Kej, R Madhavan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pooja Hegde, Tamannah Bhatia, Vani Tripathi, Shekhar Kapur and Prasoon Joshi.

The 75th edition of Festival de Cannes, one of the world’s most prestigious movie festivals was inaugurated on May 17 in the French Riviera city of Cannes. In a primary, India has been designated because the Country of Honour at the competition, in tribute to the 75th 12 months of Indian independence.

Tuesday night noticed India’s largest ever contingent stroll the well-known pink carpet, led by Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting Anurag Thakur.

The movie personalities from India, seen on the pink carpet included Oscar profitable composer AR Rahman, Grammy awards winner Ricky Kej, actors R Madhavan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pooja Hegde, Tamannah Bhatia, Vani Tripathi, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and lyricist Prasoon Joshi.

In a message to the Indian delegation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted India’s seamless potentialities to the filmmakers of the world. “Our spellbinding areas, technological prowess in filmmaking, and the expertise of younger women and men present an ideal backdrop for filmmakers,” he mentioned within the message.

Among the cinematic highlights from India at Cannes this 12 months is the world premiere of Rocketry-a biography of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, and the screening of the restored print of Satyajit Ray’s 1970-urban drama Pratidwandi, to the mark the filmmaker’s centenary. Actor Deepika Padukone is on the jury of the movie competition this 12 months.

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