Actors make their presence felt at Cannes

MUMBAI: The 60th Cannes Film Festival went underway yesterday (16 May, 2007) and actors from across the globe made their presence felt. From the Indian film industry, Abhishekh and Aishwarya Bachchan along with Preity Zinta were present on the first day of the festival.

Aishwarya, who has now been a regular at the festival, was there as part of L’Oreal’s team of models. The actor duo will attend the screening of Mani Ratnam’s Guru, which will be screened in the Tous les Cinemas du Monde.

The other Indian actors scheduled to be present are Amitabh Bachchan, who will be there to promote his upcoming film Cheeni Kum and John Abraham and Bipasha Basu, who will be promoting their next film Goal.

Among the other actors that were present on the first and second day of the festival were Liz Hurley, Helen Mirren, Jude Law, Claudine Auger, Maurice Barthélémy, Juliette Binoche, Anna Maria Cecilia Bonnevie, Patrick Braoudé, Kelly Brook, Sergio Castellitto, Minnie Driver, Faye Dunaway, Sara Forestier, Louis Garrel, Hippolyte Girardot, Judith Godrèche, Vlad Ivanov, Norah Jones, Diane Kruger, Bernadette Lafont, Ring Lam, Konstantin Lavronenko, Gong Li, Aissa Maïga, Olivier Marchal, Julian Moore, Jocelyn Quivrin, Tsui Hark, Laura Vasiliu, Lind Yen, Noemie Lvovsky, Hong Lei Sun, Simon Yam, Billy Zane, Andy MacDowell, Kerry Washington, Asia Argento, Alex Beaupin, Jane Birkin, Elodie Bouchez, Michel Boujenah, Vincent Cassel, Patrick Chesnais, Faye Dunaway, Sara Forestier, José Garcia, Louis Garrel, Bernadette Lafont, Ring Lam, Sophie Marceau, AnaMaria Marinca, Carl Ng, Shu Qi, Jocelyn Quivrin, Billy Zane, Zhang Zihi.