Akshay Kumar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and AR Rahman amongst many Indian celebrities who will appear at Cannes Film Festival this year

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It was a proud moment for Indian cinema when it was recently announced that Deepika Padukone will be one of the jury members at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival. Now, more Indian names have joined the list of celebrities who will be gracing the prestigious film festival. Akshay Kumar, musical maestro AR Rahman, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Hegde, Nawazuddin Siddiqui are some of those names that will be gracing the red carpet at the 75th Cannes Film Festival this year.

Last week it was announced that India is the official country of honour this year at the Marche Du Films also called Cannes Films Market, which takes place on the sideline of the Cannes Film Festival. This year’s edition starts on May 17 and Akshay Kumar, Shekhar Kapur, AR Rahman and Pooja Hegde will walk the red carpet on the opening day.

 

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Amongst the other Indian celebrities that will also be joining the festival are renowned folk singer Mame Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nayanthara, Tamannaah Bhatia, Vani Tripathi, Grammy winner Rickey Kej and CBFC chairman Prasoon Joshi. R Madhavan, who will have the market screening of his debut directorial  Rocketry: The Nambi Effect on May 19, will also be walking the red carpet.

 

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Five movies from across India in different languages are being showcased at the Goes to Cannes section this year. These films are Baghjan by Jaicheng Zxai Dohutia, Bailadila by Shailendra Sahu, Ek Jagah Apni by Ektara Collective, Follower by Harshad Nalawade and Shivamma by Jai Shankar.

Also happening at this year’s edition is the restoration of Satyajit Ray’s Pratidwandi under National Film Heritage Mission undertaken by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It will be presented at an exclusive screening at the event. The festival will be ending on May 25.

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