Festival De Cannes is one of the most prestigious events worldwide. And India’s Deepika Padukone was recently announced as an official jury member of the Cannes Film Festival. She will be performing her role at the 75th edition of the Festival. The Festival shared the news via an official social media post. Soon after its announcement, netizens poured in their love for this achievement. Yesterday, pictures of Deepika Padukone’s first appearance as a jury member emerged online. Reports suggest that those pictures are from the special jury dinner she was a part of.
However, this will not be Deepika’s first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. She has previously attended the Festival several times. But this will be the first time that the actress appears on a jury. Furthermore, her latest appearance came as the brand ambassador for L’Oreal, a personal care company.
Speaking of 2022, Padukone’s only film release was ‘Gehraiyaan.’ The film might have received polarizing reviews, but her performance garnered critical acclaim. She is undoubtedly one of the finest actors of her generation. Furthermore, 2022 also provided her with one other career highlight. Until very recently, the Time100 Impact Award was awarded to her.
Deepika Padukone makes her first appearance as a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival
Deepika is already at Cannes to fulfill her prestigious job role. Her arrival created a frenzy among the netizens. Soon after, her pictures emerged as she took her first steps as a jury member. The pictures show her standing alongside other jury members. These pictures are from a dinner that she attended with her colleagues at Hotel Martinez in Cannes. Soon after, they went viral and started trending on social media.
Furthermore, Deepika herself gave her fans a glimpse into this journey. After landing in France, she posted a video on her Instagram handle. In this video, she talks about her 11-hour flight to Cannes.
Who are the other jury members at the Festival
There is a 9-member jury list alongside Deepika Padukone in the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. French actor Vincent Lindon will serve as the Jury President. Renowned Iranian director Asghar Farhadi is also a part of the list. Furthermore, Ladj Ly, Rebecca Hall, Noomi Rapace, Jasmine Trinca, Joachim Trier, and Jeff Nichols complete the list.