Deepika Padukone is currently winning hearts with her jaw-dropping looks at Cannes 2022. Although she has been a regular at the film festival since 2017, this year was indeed special for the actress as she attended the festival as a jury member. In a recent interview, the Piku actress opened up about meeting with her fellow jurors and admitted that she ‘wasn’t ‘entirely familiar’ with others at the prestigious festival. Deepika mentioned that she was familiar with the work of some of the jury members, such as Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and English actor Rebecca Hall. But for the others, she had to educate herself about their work.

Speaking with Variety, the Gehraiyaan actress said, “I wasn’t entirely familiar with all of them, as is the case with all of the jurors. And I think what all of us, which we discovered after we met the first evening, was to actually read up on our fellow jury members and watch some of their work. So even when you deliberate, you understand where they’re coming from, or what is the kind of cinema that speaks to them and so on.”

Deepika went on to reveal that being invited as a jury member at Cannes came as a surprise to her. “They [the festival management] seem so convinced about why they made that decision. And it makes me sit back and think sometimes maybe I’ve not given myself enough credit. And that’s okay too, because, I don’t want to be feeling like, like this huge achievement or whatever. If I’ve landed here today, without even realizing it, I must be doing something right,” the leggy lass further stated.
On Saturday night, the 36-year-old actress was spotted partying with Rebecca Hall and several videos from the bash surfaced online. Notably, Deepika’s husband Ranveer Singh had also left for Cannes to be with his wife at the festival.