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Deepika Padukone part of Cannes Film Festival jury


Whoa! Deepika Padukone will represent India at 75th Cannes Film Festival as one of the jury members.

On Tuesday night, Cannes Film Festival revealed the Jury President and the competitio­n member jury who will select the winners of this year’s Palme d’or honors and Bollywood diva Deepika is a part of it.

Deepika, who made her red carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, shared the news with her fans and followers by sharing her picture with the images of other jury members including Oscarwinni­ng filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, Jeff Nichols, Rebecca Hall, Noomi Rapace, Jasmine Trinca, Ladj Ly and Joachim Trier.

French actor Vincent Lindon will be the president of the jury.

The Cannes Film Festival will begin on May 17 and the jury will announce this year’s winners at a gala ceremony in Cannes on May 28.

Among the highlights in the competitio­n this year are David Cronenberg’s dystopian sci-fi drama Crimes of the Future, starring Lea Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

Mystery thriller Decision to Leave from South Korean’s Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) and Showing Up from First Cow filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, starring Michelle Williams are among others. ANI

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