A bomb alert was raised after a suspicious bag was found at the Palais des festivals, which is the venue for the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.
It was during the screening of the film Redoubtable when the alert was made resulting in a chaos. It prevented the invitees to enter the convention centre and security personnel evacuated the building, Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) reported.
Squads of police soon entered the building along with sniffer dogs and only after they confirmed of no threat that the alert was lifted.
The 70th Cannes Film Festival, which kicked off on May 17 and will continue till May 28, has been put under heavy security with over 500 surveillance cameras being installed.
Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who represent a cosmetic brand, slayed the red carpet with their gorgeous outfits.
Deepika, who made her debut at the Cannes Film Festival, won the international media with her grace too. Aishwarya, a regular at the prestigious film festival, wowed her fans once again with her charming avatar.
Sonam Kapoor, who is also a brand ambassador of the same brand, will walk the red carpet on May 21 and 22. She arrived at the French Riviera on May 20 and for a press interaction, the fashionista chose to don a saree and stood out among the rest.