From Deepika to Aishwarya — here are all those who will walk the red carpet at Cannes
The 70th Cannes Film Festival, which will get underway on May 17, will see many Bollywood celebrities including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, AR Rahman, Sonam Kapoor and Shruti Haasan walk the red carpet.Updated: May 14, 2017 16:05 IST
Bollywood stars are gearing up to walk the red carpet at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Starting May 17, the celebration of the best in world cinema will get underway. India has always been an integral part of the prestigious film festival that happens every summer in the French Riviera, and this year too, a slew of stars from Bollywood are set to walk the red carpet.
Actor Deepika Padukone will be walking the red carpet on the second last day, May 27, for a beauty brand. In a recent interview, the Piku actor said: “We have started planning. There is too much focus on clothes, but it should be fun. As a woman, we enjoy being ready and all of that. Clothes are exciting but there is more to it. It is something that my team is working on.” .
OPENING THE FILM FESTIVAL ON DAY TWO
Actor Shruti Hassan will make her red carpet debut with the Tamil film, Sangamithra, which will open the film festival on day two, May 18. In an interview, Shruti expressed her happiness. “We know that this is a story which will find a great connect with national and international viewers and we are so happy to have them as part of our journey right from the beginning,” she was quoted as saying.
Shruti will be joined by Oscar winning composer AR Rahman, who too will make his red carpet debut. “I’m very excited to work on this ambitious project, Sangamithra. I am looking forward to joining the team at Cannes,” Rahman said in a statement.
Cannes regulars who will be walking the red carpet this year include Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Just like Deepika Padukone, Sonam too will walk the red carpet on May 27.
“I will always represent India at the red carpet. So you will see that. Even if I am not wearing an Indian designer, I will include Indian designs in some way. I will always do something in some way to represent India. This is my eighth year at Cannes and I am super proud to be representing my country in such a way. I wish, one day, I go there to represent a film too,” she said.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who first walked the red carpet at Cannes in 2002, for Devdas, will be presenting the same film again, celebrating 15 years since its release.
“We attended the festival not just as artists but as proud representatives of Indian cinema, and showcasing a film that meant so much to us. The kind of reception we got for the movie was truly overwhelming and I will cherish it all my life,” said Aishwarya, who will be walking the red carpet on May 19 and May 20.
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First Published: May 14, 2017 16:05 IST