Deepika Padukone will attend Cannes Film Festival 2022 as Jury member, following in the footsteps of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, and Vidya Balan.
The Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes and its President were unveiled today 26th April 2022.
French actor Vincent Lindon will be the President of the Jury of the 75th Festival de Cannes. Deepika is among the eight jury members who will present the Palme d’Or to one of the 21 films in competition on Saturday, May 28, during the closing ceremony, to be broadcast live by France Télévisions and Brut.
With over 30 feature films to her credit, Deepika made her English language film debut as the female lead in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, co-starring with Vin Diesel. She also heads 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.