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Cannes 2022: Aditi Rao Hydari opens up about attending the film festival; says ‘it is all about cinema’

Aditi Rao Hydari is one of the many Indian stars that include Deepika Padukone, Tamannaah Bhatia, R Madhavan, Pooja Hegde, who is attending this year’s Cannes Film Festival as part of the Indian contingent. 

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 01.04 PM, May 18, 2022

Cannes 2022: Aditi Rao Hydari opens up about attending the film festival; says ‘it is all about cinema’

Cannes 2022 has officially begun and Indian audiences are especially keeping a keen eye on this year’s festival as India is the country of honour at this year’s international film festival. Several stars are representing the country at the Indian Pavilion that was inaugurated today. Aditi Rao Hydari, who is one of the many stars attending this year’s festival, has now opened up about her experiences of being at Cannes. 

Talking to PTI, the actor said that bumping into and meeting people who she has grown up watching and enjoys watching even now, is one of the advantages of the festival. 

“Films and filmmakers. It is all about cinema. For me, cinema is like magic to me and I always thought it was beyond my reach. So, I actually feel lucky and blessed to be a part of the Indian film industry," she said. 

Hydari said that this year especially is special because the festival has chosen India as the country of honour to commemorate 75 years of Independence and that there are a lot of people there. She added that she is looking forward to watching the Malayalam part of the competition, which is Jayaraj’s Niraye Thathakalulla Maram.

She added that it is a place where you surround yourselves with cinema and the best of cinema as well as people for who, cinema is a passion. 

Academy Award-winner AR Rahman, two-time Grammy Award-winner Ricky Kej, actors R Madhavan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pooja Hegde, Tamannaah Bhatia and Vani Tripathi, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and lyricist Prasoon Joshi are some of the Indian stars who walked down the red carpet this year. 

R. Madhavan directed Rocketry, based on the life of the controversial ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, will also be premiering at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival.