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Kangana Ranaut to make Cannes red carpet debut


The Queen (2014) actress will attend the festival in association with liquor brand Grey Goose as part of its global celebration of cinematic craft — Vive Le Cinema.

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Actress Kangana Ranaut will be making her debut at the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this year.

The Queen (2014) actress will attend the festival in association with liquor brand Grey Goose as part of its global celebration of cinematic craft — Vive Le Cinema.

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"It is overwhelming to witness the recognition and appreciation for Indian cinema at international platforms like Cannes," Ranaut said in a statement to IANS, a news agency.

"Grey Goose has created a unique platform of celebration to toast the game changing films at Cannes this year and I'm thrilled to partner with this global icon of luxury in the country of its origin," she added.

Anshuman Goenka, marketing head of Bacardi India, feels Ranaut "embodies the cinematic expression of Grey Goose through her passion for the field and ability to fly beyond the realm of commercial cinema".

The 71st Cannes Film Festival will be held from 8-19 May 2018.

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This year, acclaimed Indian actress-filmmaker Nandita Das's directorial Manto, a biopic on controversial Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, has made its way to the Un Certain Regard segment of the festival. Nakkash, featuring Inaamulhaq, will also be part of the film gala.

Sir, starring Tillotama Shome, will be screened at sidebar Cannes Critics' Week.

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