AR Rahman, Shekhar Kapur, Akshay Kumar, Ricky Kej are among the celebs on Red Carpet
New Delhi: Red Carpet event at the 75th Cannes Film Festival is going to be a gala event for the Indian audience as celebrities from the cine world across India are set to walk the Red Carpet on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2022.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur will lead the delegation from India to Cannes. The list of celebrities comprises stars from major music industries across India. The delegation will comprise the following celebrities:
- Akshay Kumar (Actor and Producer, Bollywood)
- AR Rahman (International Music Composer)
- Mame Khan (Folk Music Composer, Singer)
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Actor, Bollywood)
- Nayanthara (Actress, Malayalam, Tamil)
- Pooja Hegde (Actress, Hindi, Telugu)
- Prasoon Joshi (Chairman, CBFC)
- R. Madhavan (Actor & Producer), World Premier of Rocketry at Cannes
- Ricky Kej (Music Composer)
- Shekhar Kapur (Filmmaker)
- Tamannaah Bhatia (Actress, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil Films)
- Vani Tripathi (Actor)
This year, the intent is to showcase the rich flavour and diversity of India – culture, heritage, legacy, and developments through its cinema. The delegation has been hand-picked from across the length and breadth of the country to represent different strengths and aspects of the country, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting stated here today.
Several new initiatives were undertaken at the recently concluded 52nd International Film Festival of India including collaboration with OTT platforms such as Netflix, and Amazon Prime amongst others; recognition of 75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow and the BRICS film festival. In the same spirit, several new and exciting initiatives are lined-up this year for Cannes.
Notably, India is the Official Country of Honour at Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film) in this edition of the festival. This is the first time this honour has been bestowed on any country and comes at a time when India celebrates its Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. India and France are also celebrating 75 years of diplomatic relations this year.
The Minister had earlier announced that India is also the “Country of Honour at the Cannes Next, under which 5 new Start-Ups would be given an opportunity to pitch to the Audio-Visual Industry.
– global bihari bureau