Highlights

  • Akshay Kumar, AR Rahman and others to walk the Red Carpet
  • India chosen as the Country of Honour at the festival
  • Deepika Padukone is the part of the jury at Cannes 2022

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The Ministry said that the intent was to represent India's rich culture and diversity.

Bollywood celebs including Akshay Kumar, AR Rahman, R Madhavan, director Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Hegde, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Hina Khan and others are among the film personalities who will be walking down the ‘Red Carpet’ at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Speaking of Hina Khan, she will be gracing the festival for the poster launch of ‘Country of Blind’, which happens to be her upcoming Indo-English film. The film has been directed by Rahat Kazmi.

Other names who will be attending the event include Tamannaah Bhatia, music composer Ricky Kej, Nayanthara, CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi, folk artist Mame Khan.

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur will be leading the delegation from India at Cannes. India has been chosen as the first 'country of honour' ever at Cannes Film Market.

The Ministry said that the intent was to represent India's rich culture and diversity. The delegation has been selectively picked from across the country.

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has been chosen as part of an eight-member jury at the gala event.

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