Hina Khan launched the posters of her Indo-English film, Country of Blind at the ongoing 75th Cannes Film Festival. The actress turned heads with her stunning appearances on the red carpet of the prestigious film festival. In a new interview, Hina said that she wants to keep representing India in Cannes every year saying that it is a honour for her. This was Hina’s second experience at the film festival. She debuted in 2019 with the launch of her first film Lines.
Talking to a news agency, Hina said, “Representing India on the global platform is a huge deal. And I consider that a very high honour. And I am so glad that I gotta do it at both of my Cannes appearances. I sincerely hope that I continue to get this opportunity every time.” She further said, “Cannes is a platform where different film fraternities come together to celebrate cinema and represent their respective countries. I consider myself very fortunate to have been on that platform to represent my country. That's what I want to do, represent India and make it shine on the world map."
The Cannes Film Festival has returned to the French Riviera after a gap of two years owing to the novel coronavirus pandemic. This year 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, walked the red carpet. The delegation included AR Rahman, Pooja Hegde, Shekhar Kapur, R Madhavan among others.
Deepika Padukone has been chosen to be a part of the jury for Cannes 2022. This year six films from India were 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).