Cannes 2006 reloaded with Preity Zinta


After Aishwarya Rai creating a stir with her presence at the 59th Cannes film festival, it’s now the turn of other bollywood actors to make their presence felt at the Cannes. Preity Zinta was spotted on the second day of the festival. Preity was seen wearing a pretty, classic, gold western styled dress and dazzled all with her dimpled smile and bubbly personality. She was escorted by Caroline Gruosi Scheufele, the president of jewellery giant Chopard. Preity Zinta will also be promoting her soon to be released film with director Karan Johar at the Cannes, Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna. Preity attended two premieres The Wind That Shakes The Barley and Paris, Je T’aime.
Cannes will see a lot of activity from Indian film professionals this year. A number of film producers, scriptwriters and production folks will be promoting their projects. More than 18 Indian exhibitors will showcase their wares for around 80 countries. The Confederation of Indian industries has taken an Indian Pavilion at the beachfront in order to have a common place to advertise their business interests. Around 80 companies intend to present 65 films and 35 new projects at the Cannes. There will also be the usual individuals who will present their own interests at the festival.

Bollywood producer-director Suneel Darshan will also be participating in the Cannes film festival. He says “I’ve a stall in Cannes. I’m taking my entire repertoire there, from Inteqaaam in 1988 which my production house had produced to my first directorial venture Ajay to my recent Dosti.” Ajay Devgan has also taken off for the Cannes festival where he is to flag off a beach party for promoting Vishal Bharadwaj’s film Omkara. Vivek Oberoi will also be heading for Cannes to participate in a discussion on Shakespeare’s Othello along with Saif Ali Khan. This may turn out to be the first meeting for X couple Ash and Vivek since their split; however Ash who is already at the Cannes since two days may leave by the time her X beau arrives.

So it seems a full house from bollywood at the Cannes film festival. The ladies, Ash and Preity have managed to dazzle at the international festival, let’s see if the bollywood hunks can keep up with them.