- Deepika Padukone is part of the eight-member jury.
- French actor Vincent Lindon will be the president of the jury of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
- Deepika was last seen in Shakun Batra’s domestic noir Gehraiyaan.
Deepika Padukone has been chosen to be a part of the exclusive and very illustrious jury for the 75th Festival De Cannes. The world’s most prestigious film gathering, the Cannes Film Festival showcases the best global films which enhance the development of cinema and promote the development of the global film industry. The organisers of the festival have now announced that Deepika Padukone will be a part of the eight-member jury of the international competition.
The Cannes 2022 jury will be presided by French actor Vincent Lindon. Other names to join Deepika Padukone on the jury include Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, actress screenwriter producer Rebecca Hall, Italian actress Jasmine Trinca, and French director Ladj Ly, American director Jeff Nichols and director Joachim Trier from Norway. The jury comprises five men and four women, who will pick the winners of this year’s Palme d’Or honours.
In a statement to the press, Cannes described Deepika Padukone as, “Indian Actress, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Deepika Padukone, is a huge star in her country. actor, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur from India. With over 30 feature films to her credit, she made her English language film debut as the female lead in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, co-starring with Vin Diesel. She is also the principal of Ka Productions, the production company behind Chhapaak and ‘83, in which she also starred, as well as the upcoming film The Intern.
Credits include Gehraiyaan and Padmaavat, as well as the award-winning and critically acclaimed film Piku. In 2015, she set up The Live Love Laugh Foundation, whose programs and initiatives aim to destigmatize mental illness and raise awareness about the importance of mental health. In 2018, Time Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.