Union Minister for I&B, Youth Affairs & Sports, Anurag Thakur inaugurated the India Pavilion at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on May 18. The memorable ceremony witnessed the presence of several Indian celebrities, including Deepika Padukone, R. Madhavan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tamannaah Bhatia, Pooja Hegde, Urvashi Rautela, and others.
The vibrant spirit was seen at the inauguration event of the India pavilion at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Deepika Padukone, Tamannaah Bhatia, Pooja Hegde, and Urvashi Rautela danced to Indian film songs during the event, folk singer Mame Khan in a beautiful voice sang and asked Deepika Padukone and other stars to dance together.
Deepika Padukone is part of the reputed Cannes 2022 jury. thus while speaking at the occasion she talked about Indian films and expressed that she believes there will be a day when Cannes will be conducted in India. This year, India is the official country of honor at the Cannes’ Marche’ Du Film.
Deepika said, “India is at the cusp of greatness, this is just the beginning...there will come a day I truly believe where India won't have to be at Cannes, but Cannes will be in India.”
Versatile actor R Madhavan too shared his views at the Cannes event. The actor shared from where he started to be at Cannes. he stated, said, “I cannot begin to explain the amount of nervousness I feel. The only thing that gets me through that thought is the fact that I go back to remember why I started this journey. It is because all of us heard a story we really wanted to say, a story about a man whose achievements moved us and the world didn’t know about. That being the only truth and strength that I have today.”
Diva Tamannaah Bhatia too couldn't stop expressing herself. She is among the few celebrities who attended the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Speaking of her debut experience she said, “It is my debut at the Cannes Film Festival, so I am super super excited. I think some of the most beautiful opportunities in life have come when I am not prepared for them. Be it a film like Baahubali, which changed the way films are viewed in India today."
She further added," It opened the window for Pan India films. India has contributed so much to cinema and, after 75 years, this collaboration is really iconic. Deepika being part of the jury makes me proud; you’re an inspiration for actors like me."