Vidya Balan departed for Côte d’Azur (the French Riviera) from Mumbai on Sunday (May 12) evening. She will be in Cannes for the next 15 days, attending the 66th edition of arguably the world’s most famous film festival. The actor says she is looking forward to watching films and meeting
a certain Hollywood star.
How did you react to being selected as a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival?
I didn’t react at all, but my family was excited. Before Parineeta (2005), I used to watch one film a night. Ironically, that has dwindled ever since I became an actor. I can’t believe I’ll be sitting and deliberating with such an august jury, whose films I’ve seen since childhood.
There’ll be a lot to learn and to enjoy. To represent Indian cinema in its 100th year is a matter of pride.