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Actress Priyanka Chopra has added multiple feathers to her hat. She has a successful career in Hollywood post her stint with the American TV series Quantico and Hollywood film Baywatch. She has also been shuttling between both Bollywood and Hollywood with a diverse range of projects. Because of her global reach, the actress was chosen as one of the jury members at the Toronto Film Festival in 2016.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after her successful stint in Hollywood with her two films Pink Panther 2 and Bride and Prejudice, has made a comeback in Bollywood and is awaited her next release Fanney Khan alongside Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. Aishwarya is a regular face at the Cannes Film Festival red carpet and was honoured to be on the jury list at the Cannes Film Festival in the year 2003.
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The actor of the millennium, an actor who’s acting ability cannot be defined. A priceless possession of Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan fondly addressed as Big B is the only actor who has never stopped working onscreen. The man still continues to dance and act and manages to do it better than his co-actors. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that Mr Amitabh Bachchan was honoured to be one of the juries at Cannes Film Festivals in the year 2013; the same year he presented his only Hollywood flick The Great Gatsby.
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Vidya Balan after portraying the strong character in woman-centric roles has created a niche for herself in Bollywood. Having started her journey from popular TV serial Hum Paanch to her next a biopic on NTR has explored all the verticals of the acting process. Being a versatile actresses Vidya Balan was honoured to be on the jury at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
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Actress Richa Chadha has come a long way from doing a cameo in her first film Oye Lucky Lucky Oye and now playing the titular role for the film on the life of the south sensation and adult star Shakeela Khan. The multi-talented actress does not shy from trying out multiple verticals in the entertainment industry. She recently turned as a producer and director with a short film, recorded her first music single with Dr Zeus, and is also in the process of writing a book. Richa has the honour of being part of the elite jury list in two of the film festivals. In the year 2015, she was the jury member at the Marrakech Film Festival in Morocco and in 2016 she attended Nara International Film Festival in Japan as the jury member.
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Nandita Das is a name to reckon with for some of the finest work she has done both in India and in the West. She created a furore with Deepa Mehta’s Fire in 1996 by going bald for the role. Her excellent contribution to cinema was one of the reasons she became a jury member at Cannes in 2007. This year she headed back there with her film, Manto that received a fantastic response. She is awaiting the commercial release of this Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Dugal film of the famous Sadat Hasan Manto.
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The man with the Midas touch has his presence felt in almost all departments of filmmaking. Anurag has been a director, producer, writer, actor, editor and the list continues. He recently directed Anand L Rai’s ambitious projects Manmarziyan starring Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal. Most of Anurag’s films initially their path into majority of the film festivals before it gets released commercially. Owing to his strong connect on international film festivals scene he was honoured to be a part of the jury at the 20th Busan International Film Festival in the year 2015.
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The suave actor Ali Fazal after impressing with his acting chops in last year’s Hollywood flick Victoria & Abdul by playing the titular role is all set to take Bollywood by storm with multiple releases this year. Farhan Akhtar and Ali Fazal released the first look of most awaited video on demand series Mirzapur slated to release this year on Amazon Prime plus he is currently busy shooting for his two most ambitious projects Prassthanam and Milan Talkies.Between all of this Ali has also been chosen as the Jury member of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2018. He will be attending the festival in August this year and will be judging the short film competition section.