Deepika Padukone to be part of Cannes 2022 jury

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Actor Deepika Padukone will be a part of the competition jury at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, the organisers said.

French actor Vincent Lindon will be heading the jury at the 75th edition of the coveted festival, which will run from May 17-28, the official Twitter account of the festival announced late on Tuesday evening.

Padukone is part of the eight-member jury which will reward one of the 21 films in competition with the Palme d’Or during the closing ceremony on Saturday, May 28.

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Other jury members include actor-filmmaker Rebecca Hall, Swedish actor Noomi Rapace, Italian actor-director Jasmine Trinca, acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, French filmmaker-actor Ladj Ly, filmmaker Jeff Nichols and director-screenwriter Joachim Trier from Norway.

 The 36-yr-old actor, who was most recently seen in Shakun Batra’s “Gehraiyaan”, made her Hollywood debut with the 2017 actioner “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”, fronted by Vin Diesel.

Padukone has a busy slate of projects which includes Shah Rukh Khan-led “Pathan”, “Fighter” with Hrithik Roshan, an untitled movie with Prabhas and the Hindi remake of Hollywood movie “The Intern”.

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