Deepika Padukone 'wasn't entirely familiar' with all of the Cannes 2022 jury members, says 'read up on them and watched some of their work'


Deepika Padukone is currently at the Cannes Film Festival 2022. The Bollywood actress is representing India as one of the jury members. The festival commenced on May 17 and will end on May 28. Apart from Deepika, others in the eight-member jury are Asghar Farhadi, Rebecca Hall, Vincent Lindon, Jasmine Trinca, Ladj Ly, Jeff Nichols, Noomi Rapace, and Joachim Trier.

Recently, Deepika shared that while she was familiar with the work of some of the jury members, including Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and English actor Rebecca Hall, she had to educate herself about others' work. In a recent interview with Variety, Deepika said, "I wasn’t entirely familiar with all of them, as is the case with all of the jurors. And I think what all of us, which we discovered after we met the first evening, was to actually read up on our fellow jury members and watch some of their work. So even when you deliberate, you understand where they’re coming from, or what is the kind of cinema that speaks to them and so on.”

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Deepika, who will complete 15 years as an actor in November 2022, also said that being invited as a jury member at Cannes came as a surprise to her. She said, “They [the festival management] seem so convinced about why they made that decision. And it makes me sit back and think sometimes maybe I’ve not given myself enough credit. And that’s okay too, because, I don’t want to be feeling like, like this huge achievement or whatever. If I’ve landed here today, without even realising it, I must be doing something right. "

On the work front, Deepika was last seen in Shakun Batra's Gehraiyaan. 

(Source: Variety)