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The prestigious 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is set to commence in France on May 16, drawing renowned film personalities from around the globe. This year, the festival promises an exciting showcase of talent, and India’s representation is highly anticipated.

Making her much-awaited Cannes debut, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma will grace the red carpet, proudly representing India alongside a host of international luminaries. The 35-year-old actress will not only captivate with her presence but will also have the honor of presenting an award celebrating women in cinema, alongside acclaimed Hollywood actress Kate Winslet.

Joining Sharma in this remarkable debut is none other than Manushi Chhillar, the remarkable talent who won the coveted title of Miss World in 2017. Chhillar’s

 Cannes appearance marks a significant milestone in her career, as she steps onto the illustrious festival’s red carpet for the very first time.

Adding to the list of notable Indian newcomers is Shannon K, daughter of renowned singer Kumar Sanu. With her debut at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, Shannon K is set to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression with her unique talent.

In addition to the captivating personalities, Indian cinema itself will shine at Cannes 2023. Anurag Kashyap’s “Kennedy” has been selected for the esteemed Midnight Screenings section, ensuring an enthralling cinematic experience for festival attendees. Furthermore, Rahul Roy starrer “Agra” is scheduled for its world premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight section, promising a powerful narrative that will resonate with global audiences.

Among the highlights is the screening of the critically acclaimed Manipuri film “Ishanou,” directed by Aribam Syam Sharma and originally released in 1990. This timeless classic has been officially selected for a red-carpet world premiere on May 19, in the esteemed Cannes Classic section. “Ishanou” holds the distinction of being the sole Indian film featured in this revered segment, which pays tribute to restored versions of cinematic masterpieces.

As India’s leading ladies and remarkable cinematic creations take center stage at Cannes 2023, the international film fraternity eagerly awaits the grand celebration of talent, creativity, and the ever-evolving power of women in cinema.

Re-reported the article from the story originally published in Money Control

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