INTERNATIONALLY, PERCEPTION OF INDIAN CINEMA IS GRANDEUR: DEEPIKA PADUKONE
Actor Deepika Padukone (left), who walked the red carpet at the 70th Cannes Film Festival this year, says though Indian cinema has gone beyond song-dance saga, for a large international audience it is still about the cultural reflection of larger than life characters.
“I think internationally the perception of Indian cinema is about colour, culture, song, dance, that grandeur and scale. For them, it is still about larger than life characters. Having said that, there are movie lovers who are well versed with our cinema which is beyond that,” she says. Deepika walked the red carpet at Cannes on May 17 and 18. Since there is no Indian film screening at the festival, She says: “It is unfortunate that this year there is no Indian film to show. But I’m sure it will happen in the future for sure.”
The actor who has an impressive filmography in Indian cinema with films like Piku (2015), Bajirao Mastani (2015) has won international acclaim with xXx: Return of Xander Cage earlier this year. “I would have loved to show Piku here. I am really proud of the film,” she adds.
It is unfortunate that this year there is no Indian film to show at Cannes. But I’m sure it will happen in the future for sure DEEPIKA PADUKONE, ACTOR