India shining at Cannes 2024

Please don't wait another 30 years to have an Indian film," said director Payal Kapadia at the closing ceremony of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. She was on stage to accept the Grand Prix, the second highest prize of the festival for the movie "All We Imagine As Light". The moment was  indeed historic, and it’s time to believe in our Indian storytellers, especially our independent artists. Their win is not personal, but a huge triumph for Indian cinema at the global stage. 
Anasuya Sengupta , from Kolkata, won Un Certain Regard Prize for Best Actress for her performance in The Shameless. The film, directed and written by Bulgarian filmmaker Konstantin Bojanov, revolves around Renuka, played by Anasuya, who escapes from a Delhi brothel after killing a police officer.
India made its presence felt, predominantly on the red carpet. From Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Kiara Advani, Aditi Rao Hydari to Shobita Dhulipala, the stars have made a splash for their red carpet looks.  There was also a crowd of Indian influencers on the red carpet, namely Nancy Tyagi, Niharika NM, Ankush Bahuguna, Raj Shamani, Ayush Mehra, RJ Karishma, Virat Ghelani and Vishnu Kaushal.  Nancy Tyagi in particular deserves a special mention . A self-taught fashion designer and content creator, gained global recognition when she donned a  self-stitched and self-designed avant-garde outfits to the prestigious film festival's 77th edition.