Deepika Padukone left for Cannes earlier today ready to take her place as a judge at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The actor, who has been a regular at the festival since 2017, was spotted at Mumbai airport on Tuesday. Deepika is the only Indian artist on the podium. The festival starts on May 16th and ends on May 28th. The Gehraiyaan actor is expected to walk the red carpet on all 10 days.
Deepika Padukone, who was included in the exclusive and very illustrious jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes, is part of an eight-person jury chaired by French actor Vincent Lindon. She is joined by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, actress and screenwriter Rebecca Hall, Italian actress Jasmine Trinca, French director Ladj Ly, American director Jeff Nichols and Norwegian director Joachim Trier.
Films shown at the prestigious festival include David Cronenberg’s dystopian sci-fi drama Crimes of the Future, South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s mystery thriller Decision to Leave and First Cow filmmaker Kelly Reichardt’s Showing Up .
On the film front, Deepika was last seen in Shakun Batras Gehraiyaan, which was released to polarizing reviews. Her upcoming films include Shah Rukh Khan starring Pathaan, Prabhas starring Project K, Hrithik Roshan starring Fighter, Amitabh Bachchan starring The Intern and her Hollywood rom-com, which she will also produce.
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