Cannes film festival 2018 is about to kick off and celebrities have arrived their to perform the individual parts they are assigned to. Aishwarya Rai will be walking the red carpet for 17th time consecutively to promote L’oreal as she has been for many years. Newly wed Sonam Kapoor will be going in the festival for 7th time in a row as the brand promoter though she has never had a film screening there. Aishwarya had at least one film by the name of ‘Devdas’ otherwise most of them have just walked the prestigious carpet.
Kangna Ranaut is already slaying with her Indian Audrey Hepburn avatar in the classic hair look and the black saree. Huma Qureshi and Mallika Sherawat are also going to make their presence felt. Huma will be red carpeting for the first time though her first film ‘Gangs of Newyork’ had arrived there in 2013. Mallika is almost a veteran walk in Cannes and will be arriving their after sometime. She has totally gone off the maps of Hindi cinema and has not done a film in ages as the reason for which might be her lust to become a global star.
Nandita Das and Nawazuddin Siddique are going to screen their film ‘Manto’ in Un Certain regard section, which means out of competition. They have been working on this film for the longest time and it still does not have a release date in India. Nawaz will be present there for 2 days and will go back to resume his shoot for ‘Thackrey’. Thackrey is being simultaneously shot in Marathi and Hindi, which is anyways twice the effort considering Nawaz did not know any Marathi before signing the film and now he has to do very elaborated speeches in the confidence of Bala Saheb. Dhanush also has his first international project ‘The extraordinary journey of a Fakir’ in the festival line up.