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Without Cannes win, India release of ‘Masaan’ was uncertain: Director

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Mumbai: “Masaan” starring Sanjay Mishra and Richa Chadha is ready to release in India on July 24. Director Neeraj Ghaywan, however, says an India release would have been difficult had the film not won awards at the prestigious Cannes film festival.

“We didn’t go to Cannes just to gain some appreciation and come back. We received tremendous buzz due to our Cannes victory and without this, perhaps we couldn’t have released the film,” Neeraj told the media at the trailer launch of the film.

“Secondly, the win helped us sell the film in various countries which is a necessity for a film like ‘Masaan’.

Stating that film festivals were “not just mediums to showcase your films”, he said: “It’s also a market like the Marche Du Film in Cannes, where your film will be screened to numerous buyers from places like Spain, Italy among others. And a lot of these buyers have already bought ‘Masaan’ and will release it in those countries.”

The film bagged two awards at Cannes, including a debut director award for Neeraj.

(IANS)

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Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut Turn up The Heat at Cannes 2018

Bold and daring, Deepika, Kangana raise fashion bar at Cannes

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Deepika Padukone at Cannes 2018
Deepika Padukone at Cannes 2018 (IANS)

Bold colours, style and cuts with daring plunging necklines and over the top looks were the mainstay for Bollywood actresses Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

After making a statement in sheer ensembles for their first red carpet look earlier this week, they grabbed attention with their appearance on Friday.

Kangana gave the girly gown a miss for a retro-inspired sequinned jumpsuit with a daring neckline, from the label Nedo By Nedret Tacirogl. She let her natural curls add to the dramatic look, elevated by her heavily done smokey eyes. The actress is being hosted here by Grey Goose, which is celebrating cinematic excellence through its global platform for the celebration of cinematic craft, Vive Le Cinema.

Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut
Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut at Cannes (IANS)

The “Queen” star, who had earlier in the day stepped out in a pair of pants, brassiere and a coat, walked the red carpet of the film jamboree for the screening of “Jiang Hu Er Nv” by Jia Zhang-KE. this was her second red carpet appearance where she chose to wear a retro inspired outfit by Nedo By Nedret Taciroglu that had a plunging neckline.

On the other hand, Deepika’s second look at the red carpet as L’Oreal Paris brand ambassador, made heads turn as she stepped out in an elaborate shocking pink feathered jumpsuit by Ashi Studio Couture. She upstaged her look by teaming it with emerald stone Chopard jewels and a neat braided bun. For her look, she went with light smokey eyes and a nude lip, keeping the rest of the make-up luminescent.

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“Dreams really do come true… Cannes 2018,” Deepika Padukone posted on the instagram along with her look of the photo. (IANS)

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