Cannes 2023 Day 2 highlights: India Pavilion inauguration, Rosé and Mrunal Thakur's debut, and more

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Cannes 2023 Day 2 highlights: India Pavilion inauguration, Rosé and Mrunal Thakur's debut, and more


Day 2 witnessed credible movies, stunning debuts, and inauguration of India Pavilion by Minister Dr. L. Murugan

Cannes film festival kickstarted on May 16 with glamour as well as controversies. Cannes 2023 Day 2 opened with premieres of Pedro Almovodar's "Strange Way Of Life" and Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Kaibutsu" aka "Monster". Strange Way of Life, a homoerotic Western, stars Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke. And Monster stars Sakura Ando who also featured in Kore-eda's 2018 Palme d'Or winner "Shoplifters." On Day 2, the red carpet witnessed stunning looks from Viola Davis, Pia Wurtzbach, Coco Jones, and others. Indians at Cannes, particularly, had something special to look forward to as Minister Dr. L. Murugan inaugurated the India Pavilion at Cannes 2023. So much is happening everyday at Cannes! Don't fret about missing out on the Cannes news though because we've got you covered!

Check out these highlights of Cannes 2023 Day 2:

The India Pavilion inaugurated at Cannes 2023

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Dr. L. Murugan inaugurated the Indian Pavilion at Cannes 2023 on Day 2 of the film festival. Director Madhur Bhandarkar, Oscar-winner Guneet Monga, politician-actor Kushboo Sundar, and actors Vijay Varma, Sara Ali Khan, Esha Gupta, and others attended the inaugural.

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BLACKPINK's Rosé debuts at Cannes 2023

BLACKPINK member Rosé attended her first Cannes Film Festival to watch the premiere of Kore-eda's Monster. Her debut became the talk of the town as she walked the red carpet wearing a black, high neck Saint Laurent gown (she is an ambassador for the brand).

Mrunal Thakur's debut makes heads turn

Mrunal Thakur made an impressive debut at Cannes 2023 wearing a chic black lace pantsuit along with a dazzling sequined jacket.

Guneet Monga walks the red carpet

Guneet Monga, who earlier won the Oscar for "The Elephant Whisperers," walked the red carpet with Dr L Murugan and Manipuri actor, Kangabam Tomba. She attended the film festival as a part of the Indian delegation.

Cricketer Anil Kumble becomes the first cricketer to attend Cannes

The former Indian cricketer, Anil Kumble, and his wife, Chetana Kumble, attended Cannes 2023, thus making their debut. Kumble is the the first cricketer to have attended the film festival.

Sara Ali Khan and Urvashi Rautela walk the red carpet again

Khan walked the red carpet for the second time, once again wearing a dress with a desi touch designed by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Rautela walked the red carpet wearing an orange tulle dress.

Hope you enjoyed these highlights while you wait for Day 3!

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