French Connection: Deepika Padukone Joins Eight-member Jury of the Cannes Film Festival
- She is part of the eight-member jury that will reward one of the 21 films in competition with the Palme d'Or during the closing ceremony on Saturday, May 28.
Internationally recognized actor, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Deepika Padukone will be a part of the competition jury at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.
The “Piku” actress is part of the eight-member jury that will reward one of the 21 films in competition with the Palme d’Or during the closing ceremony on Saturday, May 28. Other jury members include actor-filmmaker Rebecca Hall, Swedish actor Noomi Rapace, Italian actor-director Jasmine Trinca, acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, French filmmaker-actor Ladj Ly, filmmaker Jeff Nichols and director-screenwriter Joachim Trier from Norway. The festival runs from May 17 to 28.
The Indian Express reported that Padukone, who has been a red carpet regular at the festival since 2017, would be expected to walk for all ten days.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Padukone was last seen in Shakun Batra’s “Gehraiyaan” and before that in Kabir Khan’s “83,” which chronicled India’s victory at the Cricket World Cup. Films in the pipeline include “Fighter” with Hrithik Roshan, as well as “Pathaan,” starring Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham. Pathaan is slated for a January 2023 release.