Hina Khan hopes to continue representing India at Cannes, says ‘it’s a high honour’

Hina Khan made a smashing appearance at Cannes 2022. The actress hopes to continue representing India at the prestigious film festival.

Hina Khan’s Indo-English film titled Country of Blind’s posters launched at Cannes 2022. The actress made a stunning appearance on the red carpet at the prestigious film festival. In a new interview, Hina Khan said that she wants to keep representing India in Cannes every year. She said that it is an honour for her. This is Hina’s second Cannes outing after 2019.

Hina Khan has impressed one and all with her appearance in Cannes. “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 told IANS. Hina went on to elaborate on why her presence at Cannes matters a lot to her. She 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.”

Cannes has returned after a gap of two years owing to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The 75th Cannes Film Festival commenced on May 17. Deepika Padukone walked the red carpet in a gold and black saree at the opening ceremony. She is a part of the jury at the prestigious film festival. This time, Cannes 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, walked the red carpet. The delegation included AR Rahman, Pooja Hegde, Shekhar Kapur, among others.

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). The poster for the 53rd International Film Festival of India was also unveiled during the inaugural ceremony.

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