Deepika Padukone, who made headlines recently for being the lone Indian on the jury of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, left Mumbai last night for the French Riviera.
Deepika looked lovely as she boarded a plane to Cannes, where she will begin her judging duties. From the 16th to the 28th of May, the actress, who is representing India at one of the world’s most famous film festivals and one of the world’s most highly covered cultural events, has a busy two weeks ahead of her. She’ll be there for the duration of the festival.
Padukone is one of eight members of the jury for the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which is presided over by French actor Vincent Lindon. She is joined by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, actress screenwriter producer Rebecca Hall, Italian actress Jasmine Trinca, French director Ladj Ly, American director Jeff Nichols, and Norwegian director Joachim Trier as they discuss the best global films that aim to push the creative envelope, enhance the development of cinema, and promote the development of the global film industry.
The Cannes Film Festival will begin on May 17 and conclude on May 28 with the jury announcing the winners.
‘Crimes of the Future,’ starring Lea Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, and Viggo Mortensen, is one of the competition’s highlights this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
‘Decision to Leave,’ directed by Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) from South Korea, and ‘Showing Up,’ directed by Kelly Reichardt from First Cow and starring Michelle Williams, are among the films.