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Helly Shah on Cannes debut: I can’t wait to be there

- Kavita Awaasthi

Actor Helly Shah will make her red carpet debut at the 75th Cannes Film Festival and she calls it “a huge opportunit­y”. As she talks to us en route for the French Riviera, she says, “I am excited, but I want to keep calm. I never imagined that I would debut at an internatio­nal platform like Cannes one day. I can’t wait to be there. Every year, I would wait for the photos of celebritie­s walking the red carpet, their interviews and [to know about] the films [being] showcased at Cannes.”

The 26-year-old, who will be launching the poster of her film, Kaya Palat, at the event, will also walk the red carpet for a beauty brand. She’s elated to share the space with the likes of actors Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. “I am feeling a bit numb and nervous. I won’t say it’s a responsibi­lity, but it is a big deal for me. I don’t want to miss a thing. I want to go there and experience it all,” she says.

The last couple of days have been quite hectic for the Swaragini actor, as she had a “ton of things to do before leaving”. Shah adds that besides her Cannes debut, she is also looking forward to India being celebrated at the festival. “India has been chosen as first Country of Honour at Cannes. I feel proud to see our country being honoured at a world stage,” she ends.

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