New Delhi: Rajasthani singer Mame Khan made history at the 75th Cannes Film Festival by becoming the first folk artist to open the red carpet for India at the event on Tuesday. Mame Khan was a part of the official Indian contingent led by Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur. R Madhavan, Ricky Kej, Prasoon Joshi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shekhar Kapur, and others also represented India at the Cannes 2022 red carpet.
Mame Khan has been a playback singer for several Bollywood films, including Luck By Chance, I am, No One Killed Jessica, Monsoon Mangoes, Mirziya and Sonchiriya. The singer also featured in an episode of Coke Studio with Amit Trivedi.
On the red carpet, the Rajsthani folk singer was dressed in traditional Rajasthani attire. He wore a vibrant pink kurta set with an embroidered navy blue jacket. His outfit was designed by Anjuli Chakraborty. He completed the look with a Rajasthani headgear and sunglasses.
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This year, a huge contingent of Indian artists is at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Actor Deepika Padukone is on the esteemed jury on the festival.Actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, R Madhavan, Pooja Hegde and Tamannah Bhatia were among artists representing other Indian cinema from different regions. AR Rahman, Prasoon Joshi and Shekhar Kapur too walked the red carpet.
India is the country of honour at the Marche’ Du Films at Cannes and it is the first country to be chosen for this distinction.
Six films from India will be screened at the festival which include These “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect”, “Godavari”, “Dhuin”, “Alpha Beta Gamma”, “Boomba Ride”, and “Niraye Thathakalulla Maram”. Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s “Pratidwandi” will also be screened at the festival.