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Cannes 2022 Day 2 Live Updates: Tom Cruise, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Pooja Hegde attend Top Gun Maverick premiere

75th Cannes Film Festival Live News Updates, Cannes 2022 Day 2 Latest Updates: Deepika Padukone walked the red carpet in a gold and black saree as a jury member while Urvashi Rautela and Tamannaah Bhatia too were seen at their stylish best.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 18, 2022 11:27:15 pm
Cannes 2022Cannes 2022: Celebrities attend Top Gun: Maverick premiere. (Photo: AP, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan/Instagram, Pooja Hegde/Instagram)

The 75th Cannes Film Festival Day 2 photos are here. Deepika Padukone walked the red carpet in a gold and black saree at the opening ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Urvashi Rautela and Tamannaah Bhatia too were seen at their stylish best as they walked the Cannes red carpet.

This time, the prestigious film festival is celebrating Indian cinema. India has been chosen as the first ‘country of honour’ at Marche du Cinema, and on the opening day, a delegation from India, led by I&B Minister Anurag Thakur, will be walking the red carpet. The delegation includes AR Rahman, Pooja Hegde, Shekhar Kapur, among others.

Earlier, Akshay Kumar was also scheduled to walk the red carpet but the actor was tested positive for Covid-19. He tweeted, “Was really looking forward to rooting for our cinema at the India Pavilion at #Cannes2022, but have sadly tested positive for Covid. Will rest it out. Loads of best wishes to you and your entire team, @ianuragthakur. Will really miss being there.”

This year, six films from India are being screened at the Cannes Film Market. These include – Rocketry – The Nambi Effect (Hindi, English, Tamil), Godavari (Marathi), Alpha Beta Gamma (Hindi), Boomba Ride (Mishing), Dhuin (Maithili) and Niraye Thathakalulla Maram (Malayalam).

Indian actor Deepika Padukone is a part of the jury at the prestigious film festival. “While it does feel like a personal victory, it also feels like a slightly larger victory for the South Asian community… We can literally count on our fingertips the number of times anyone from India has been on the jury or has had the opportunity to represent the country at a platform such as this,” Deepika told PTI.

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23:27 (IST)18 May 2022
Cannes 2022: Pooja Hegde is 'soaking it all in'
 
 
 
 
 
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22:53 (IST)18 May 2022
Pooja Hegde attends Top Gun: Maverick premiere

Pooja Hegde is making the most of her time in Cannes 2022. The stunning actor walked the red carpet of Top Gun: Maverick premiere.

22:49 (IST)18 May 2022
Fans are blown away by 'Cannes' Queen' Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
 
 
 
 
 
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22:39 (IST)18 May 2022
Top Gun Maverick premiere: Aishwarya makes stunning appearance

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended the premiere of Tom Cruise starrer Top Gun: Maverick.

Aishwarya Rai wore a black floral ensemble. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

21:59 (IST)18 May 2022
India offered foreign filmmakers incentives up to Rs 2.5 crore to make movies here

Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur made the announcement after inaugurating the India Pavilion at Cannes Film Market – ‘Marche du Film’ in the presence of Deepika Padukone, AR Rahman, R Madhavan, Shekar Kapur, Prasoon Joshi and others.

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21:46 (IST)18 May 2022
PHOTOS | Tom Cruise poses for shutterbugs


Tom Cruise with Jennifer Connelly, Jerry Bruckheimer and Miles Teller at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The actor is promoting Top Gun: Maverick at the festival. (Photo: AP)

21:15 (IST)18 May 2022
Watch | Tom Cruise makes grand entry at Cannes 2022
20:43 (IST)18 May 2022
Tamannaah is excited to meet Tom Cruise in person

Tom Cruise is set to attend Cannes 2022 after 30 years. He will be attending the screening of Top Gun. Sharing a poster of the film, Tamannaah Bhatia expressed how she is excited to meet Tom Cruise in person. "Life is absolutely magical. I remember watching Top Gun as a child and was totally glued to the performances and the action sequences. Today, I am looking forward to being at the Cannes premier of the sequel and meeting Tom Cruise in person," she wrote.

20:02 (IST)18 May 2022
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stuns in bright pink pantsuit
 
 
 
 
 
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19:30 (IST)18 May 2022
Cannes 2022: Pooja Hegde looks like an absolute boss lady
 
 
 
 
 
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Pooja Hegde shared her Cannes 2022 look with the caption, "Just a day in Cannes."

19:03 (IST)18 May 2022
There would come a day when Cannes will happen in India: Deepika Padukone
18:51 (IST)18 May 2022
Deepika Padukone: 'Nobody had faith in me or my craft'

Talking about representing India at Cannes Film Festival 2022, Deepika Padukone said, "It is something I never imagined or expected. 15 years ago, when I made my debut in the industry, nobody had faith in me or my talent. But now, to be part of the jury and actually be experiencing best cinema in the world has been an incredible journey, and I am grateful for that."

18:23 (IST)18 May 2022
Life comes full circle for Mame Khan at Cannes 2022

Folk singer Mame Khan revealed that he did his first ever show at Cannes around 23 years back. Calling it a matter of pride, the singer said, "This time, I had the opportunity to walk the red carpet with the eminent personalities of the film industry. I am not only here for music but to also promote Rajasthan culture." He also made Deepika Padukone, Pooja Hegde and Tamannaah Bhatia dance to his tunes.

18:11 (IST)18 May 2022
Hamare paas sirf film industry nahi, hamare paas 'cinemaa' hai: Anurag Thakur
18:07 (IST)18 May 2022
Tom Cruise attends Cannes Film Festival after 30 years!

Tom Cruise will be attending the screening of his upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick at Cannes 2022.

17:45 (IST)18 May 2022
It's been a dream: Pooja Hegde on Cannes 2022

Pooja Hegde made her Cannes Film Festival debut this year. The actor said it was her dream to represent India at Cannes. "It has always been a dream to be at Cannes. It has been possible because of Anurag Thakur. What's amazing is that I have not come with a brand but have come to represent the country, celebrating the country as an Indian actor," she said.

17:29 (IST)18 May 2022
Ricky Kej calls Anurag Thakur 'awesome, dynamic minister'

Grammy-winning musician Ricky Kej is one of the celebrities attending the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

17:23 (IST)18 May 2022
Deepika does 'ghoomar' with Pooja and Tamannaah

At the inauguration of Marche du Film at Cannes 2022, Deepika Padukone, Pooja Hegde, Tamannah Bhatia and Urvashi Rautela danced to Mame Khan’s rendition of “Ghoomar”.

16:10 (IST)18 May 2022
Deepika at Cannes 2022 Indian Pavilion Inauguration
 
 
 
 
 
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Deepika Padukone was seen at the  Indian Pavilion Inauguration along with Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur and others.

15:43 (IST)18 May 2022
Hina Khan is at Cannes
 
 
 
 
 
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Are you waiting to see Hina Khan on the Cannes 2022 red carpet? She shared a video and wrote, "This is how I am prepping for the carpet."

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and their daughter Aaradhya Bachchan were photographed at the Mumbai airport as they left for the Cannes Film Festival. Pooja Hegde was also greeted by fans at the airport as she took a flight to the French city.

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