After Hina Khan, Helly Shah opens up on not being invited to Indian Pavilion at Cannes 2022

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Television actress Helly Shah made her debut at Cannes 2022. She turned heads with her style statements at French Riviera. In an interview with an Entertainment portal, the Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 actress opened up on not being invited to the Indian Pavilion at Cannes. Helly is not the first actress to open up on this. Recently, Hina Khan also revealed that she was also not invited to the Indian Pavilion and she was ‘disheartened’.

Helly told Pinkvilla, “Yes, Hina Khan spoke about it. I was also not invited but had I been invited I would have been very very happy and proud to represent my country. Strangely, I was not disappointed.”

She added, “This was my first-ever appearance at the Cannes Film Festival and a different experience altogether. I honestly didn’t take it that way ‘Oh, I was not invited and I am really upset and disappointed’ but yes, if I’d gone to the Indian Pavilion on the first day, it would have been a very great feeling.”

While speaking about her experience at the prestigious film festival, the Swaragini actress said that it was a surreal feeling and she couldn’t soak in the reality, as everything was so beautiful and dreamy. She also said that it was a new experience for her , where she learnt so many different things and met so many people and loved the entire experience.

On meeting Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, Helly said that she felt the ‘happiest’. “I really didn’t get a chance to have a conversation with Aishwarya ma’am but I spoke with Abhishek sir for nearly 10-15 minutes about sports. It was an enriching experience,” she added.

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