Sonam Kapoor to represent Bollywood at Cannes inauguration
This year will mark Sonam Kapoor’s third visit to Festival de Cannes. Sonam will be the only Indian to attend the inaugural ceremony of Cannes Film Festival. "Sonam will be there before the Indian contingent arrives on May 17.”india Updated: May 14, 2013 19:09 IST
This year will mark Sonam Kapoor’s third visit to Festival de Cannes. The young actor is delighted to be part of the event and has been spending a lot of time researching and putting together her wardrobe for the same.
A source close to the actor reveals, “She will be present at the opening ceremony of the festival on May 15 and will walk the red carpet the following day as well.”
And it seems she will be the only Indian present at the inaugural ceremony. Her spokesperson confirms this news: “Sonam will be the sole representative from Bollywood on the opening night. She will be there before the Indian contingent arrives on May 17 for various screenings and red-carpet events.”
Ask Sonam about this and she says, “This is the first time I will be part of the opening ceremony and I am extremely excited. Cannes brings together all the aspects of international cinema at one grand platform and this year, it is celebrating the 100 years of Indian cinema. I have never been more proud to be a part of this creative industry.”
We’ve also got to know that the actor — known for her style sense — will flaunt Bollywood-inspired make-up. Says the source, “This will be her way of paying tribute to the industry.”