Akshay Kumar announced on social media that he has tested positive for the Coronavirus( Covid).
The actor, who was scheduled to walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France in 2022, will now be unable to go. The 54-year-old has been selected to represent India at the prestigious film festival.
Akshay Kumar will not attend Cannes 2022 after testing positive for COVID-19.
He announced the announcement on his official Twitter account, as well as sending best wishes to the Indian continent, which will represent the country in France. He also cited Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs, and Sports Anurag Thakur, saying that he will’really miss’ Cannes 2022.
“Was really looking forward to rooting for our movie at the India Pavilion at #Cannes2022, but have sadly tested positive for Covid,” Akshay Kumar tweeted. I’m going to take a break. Many congratulations to you and your entire team. @ianuragthakur. I’m going to miss being there.”
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2022 Cannes Film Festival
According to PTI, actor Pooja Hegde, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, and music master AR Rahman will walk the red carpet on the opening day of the Cannes film festival in France in 2022. The event, which is billed as one of the largest film festivals, will take place from May 17 to May 28. Deepika Padukone, an actress, will also represent India at Cannes 2022 as part of the jury.
Apart from the large Indian delegation at the festival, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that for Cannes 2022, five startups will be pitched to the audiovisual industry. According to ANI, Union Minister Anurag Thakur discussed the importance of the film festival, saying, “Our branding in Cannes will have only one focus: India is the world’s content hub.” This will help the country’s economy. Our rich filmmaking history and tradition will be displayed.”
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The festival will screen R Madhavan’s upcoming biographical film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. “India, which is recognised as the world’s largest filmmaker, will be sending numerous representatives from the entertainment industry to the Cannes Film Festival this year,” the Union Minister added. Our main goal will be to position India as the world’s content creator. We will screen films in Cannes that would highlight India’s content strength.”