European Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Youth and Sports, Anurag Thakur and Deepika Padukone inaugurated the India Pavilion on Wednesday at the 75th Cannes Film Festival which kicked off on May 17. It was a big moment for fans to see Indian artists appearing at the red carpet on opening day. One of the highlights on Wednesday was the press conference where the voice of folk singer Mame Khan was combined with the dancing of actresses Deepika Padukone, Pooja Hegde, Urvashi Rautela and Tamannaah Bhatia.

Deepika Padukone, Pooja Hegde and more dance as Mame Khan sings at Cannes 2022

A video shared by the Department of I&B saw Mame Khan singing a folk song, after which he appeared to ask the stars to dance. Deepika Padukone then stood up and asked the others to join, after which Tamannaah, Pooja, and Urvashi also gathered.

As Khan’s folk song consisted of words like groomer, the Indian divas showed folk-style dance moves, which resembled Deepika’s dance to the song groomer from Padmaavat. Watch the video here:

“Cannes will be in India”: Deepika

During the inauguration of the Indian Pavilion at Cannes in 2022, Deepika Padukone spoke about the future of Indian cinema. She said: “India is on the cusp of greatness, this is just the beginning…there will come a day, I truly believe, when India doesn’t have to be in Cannes, but Cannes will be in India.”

During the press conference, Minister of I&B Anurag Thakur said, “We have launched the largest film restoration project in the world under the National Film Heritage Mission. As part of this campaign, 2200 films in all languages ​​will return to their former glory”. He added, “In the case of foreign films that will be shot in India, an additional bonus with a cap of USD 65,000 for employing 15% or more of the workforce in India.”

The minister went on to say, “We will do everything we can to make India the content hub of the world and to make India the world’s destination for cinema, film production and post-production. production. I extend an open invitation to all to be part of the IFFI Goa 2022.”

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