Vidya Balan Joins Cannes Film Festival Jury

vidya-balan-joins-cannes-fiBollywood actress Vidya Balan is a of the prestigious 66th Cannes Film Festival’s nine-member jury, headed by Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. Balan, 35, one of the most respected performers in India, is best known for her path-breaking roles in films like ‘The Dirty Picture’, ‘Kahaani’ and ‘Parineeta’. The other big names joining Spielberg are Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, Oscar-winner Christophe Waltz, Japanese director Naomi Kawase, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay, French actor-director Daniel Auteuil and Romanian director Cristian Mungiu. The jury will award the coveted Palme d’Or prize to one of the 19 films in competition at this year’s festival, which runs from May 15 to 26. “Vidya Balan on cannes jury… awesome…,” director Anurag Kashyap tweeted.

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