Very different from the formal monochromatic look of the other seven members of the jury, Deepika stood tall in flowing lime green pants and a beachy shirt embellished with floral designs, all from fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's Tropic of Calcutta collection, as we were informed by her stylist Shaleena Nathani, complemented by a printed headband, chunky bejewelled necklace and jaunty heels.
French actor and filmmaker Vincent Lindon, who starred in the 2021 Palm d'Or-winning film 'Titane', is the president of the jury, which includes, besides Deepika, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, English actress and director Rebecca Hall, Italian actress Jasmine Trinca, French director and screenwriter Ladj Ly, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, American director Jeff Nichols and his Norwegian counterpart Joachim Trier.
Earlier on Monday, Deepika, a regular at Cannes since 2017, shared a video on her Instagram handle saying that she had landed in French Riviera. In the video, she gave a glimpse of Cannes and talked about her 11-hour flight from Los Angeles.
Immediately after landing, she showed up for the festival-eve dinner at Hotel Martinez in a sequined rainbow-hued Louis Vuitton dress and brown high boots.