For years Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sizzled on the red carpet of Cannes and enjoyed the monopoly until other Indian actresses like Sonam Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat, Katrina Kaif, Vidya Balan and others also swayed the much desired Red Carpet. Now yet another Bollywood actress will sway at Cannes Red Carpet. Well we are talking about none other than Kangana Ranaut, who will be making her debut at the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this year.
The QUEEN will attend the fest in association with liquor brand Grey Goose as part of its global celebration of cinematic craft -- Vive Le Cinema.
"It is overwhelming to witness the recognition and appreciation for Indian cinema at international platforms like Cannes," Kangana said in a statement to IANS.
"Grey Goose has created a unique platform of celebration to toast the game changing films at Cannes this year and I'm thrilled to partner with this global icon of luxury in the country of its origin," she added.
Anshuman Goenka, Marketing Head of Bacardi India, feels Kangana "embodies the cinematic expression of Grey Goose through her passion for the field and ability to fly beyond the realm of commercial cinema".
The 71st Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 8-19.
This year, acclaimed Indian actress-filmmaker Nandita Das' directorial MANTO, a biographical on controversial Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, has made its way to the Un.
Certain Regard segment of the fest. "Nakkash", featuring Inaamulhaq, will also be part of the film gala.
Kangana Ranaut (Pic courtesy: Ians)
(With inputs from Rachana Sheth)