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Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, and Hina Khan: Indian women shine at Cannes

Indian women celebrities continue to shine at the Cannes Film Festival this year too. This year we have Priyanka Chopra making her debut.

Tanvi Dubey
17th May 2019
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Bollywood in Cannes is what India and the world looks forward to. While Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut and Sonam Kapoor are familiar faces who have sizzled on the Cannes red carpet in the past, there are three other stars making news this year.


Priyanka Chopra, Hina Khan, and Diana Penty make their debut this year and are now part of the media spotlight. While Priyanka Chopra is a global start. Diana Penty and Hina Khan are popular in the Indian television and movie industry.


The Cannes Film Festival is an annual film festival held in the French city of Cannes. It was started in 1946 and is usually held in the month of May. The Cannes Film festival previews movies, documentaries, and films of all genres from all around the world.  


On for 11 days, the 72nd edition will see a host of Indian celebrities promoting their movies. While old-timers like Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Bachchan will be making an appearance, this year the list also includes Deepika Padukone, Huma Qureshi, Mallika Sherawat, and Kangana Ranaut.


The kind of attention and spotlight Indian actresses have received and the interest they generate at Cannes has gone up over the years.


Be it Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone - these women have become icons - because they have not only done great projects as main protagonists, but have also been paid well. In fact, Priyanka and Deepika are also investors and entrepreneurs. Priyanka invested in the dating app Bumble while Deepika made news recently for her financial interest in Greek yogurt company, Epigamia.


These women also married at the peak of their careers and have spoken openly about some of the causes that are close to them.


The presence of these stars at the Cannes Film Festival is also a reflection of how Indian celebrities and actresses are being celebrated globally.


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