The prestigious and popular Festival De Cannes or the Cannes Film Festival commenced on Tuesday in France. This year, numerous Indian celebrities will be seen walking the red carpet for various reasons. For the first time, India was announced as the official country of honour at the Marche Du Films, also called Cannes Film Market. It is held on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival.
On the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival 2022, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur led the Indian delegation. Celebrities like R Madhavan, Kamal Haasan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, A R Rahman, Shekhar Kapur, Mame Khan, Vani Tripathi, Rickey Kej, and Prasoon Joshi were with Mr Thakur.
Union I&B Minister Anurag Thakur, actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui & R Madhavan, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, CBFC members Prasoon Joshi, Vani T Tikoo & Ricky Kej on the red carpet on the 1st day of #CannesFilmFestival2022
India is the 1st Country of Honour at Marche Du Films #Cannes2022 pic.twitter.com/TQO3udImHE
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