Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy, based on Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay's novels, instantly placed Mr Ray and Indian cinema on the world map
"From an idea that started at a traffic signal to it now picking up what is considered the ultimate benchmark for judging creativity - we at Y-Films are honoured and humbled to bring home India's first Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion," Ashish Patil, Y-Films, Brand Partnerships and Talent Management, said in a statement.
In 2012, Richa's role in Gangs of Wasseypur was praised. In 2015, Masaan received a standing ovation and two prestigious awards at the festival. This year, the actress attended the festival for the premiere of her new film Sarbjit at the French Rivera
"First screening has begun.. House is packed .. Hmmmmm," tweeted Anurag Kashyap, who has previously screened his two-part Gangs of Wasseypur and Ugly in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar of the Cannes
Aishwarya, one of the most popular celebrities at Cannes, represents cosmetics giant LOreal on the red carpet. This year, she was also promoting her film Sarbjit, based on the life of the Indian farmer who died in a Pakistani jail. Ash plays his sister Dalbir Kaur, who campaigned for decades to have him freed
Mallika will be on the red carpet of opening day and appears to be having trouble picking a dress. A problem of plenty, it seems
This year, Indian films like Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0 starring Nawazuddin and Vicky Kaushal, and Kabir Bedi-narrated documentary Mount of Excellence will be screened. Six Bengali short films including Anirban Guha's Elixir and Abhiroop Basu's Afternoon with Julia will also be screened at Cannes
"It's always better to not be stressed and it's always better to have a glass of Champagne before you go to the red carpet. If I was really as stressed about what people think about what I am going to wear, then I don't think I would be recognised for my fashion," said Sonam Kapoor
The legendary Ashaji has recorded songs for approximately 1,000 films. Kamini Kaushal, better known in Bollywood as the Vivien Leigh of her generation, has acted in over 100 films. She was the lead actress in Neecha Nagar, which was also the first Indian film to win the Best Film award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1946
Two Indian films, Chauthi Koot and Masaan, have been chosen for the 'Un Certain Regard' category at Cannes
This year, a clutch of Indian films will be screened at Cannes - Miyan Kal Aana, produced by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and directed by his brother Shamas; Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan and Gurvnder Singh's Chauthi Koot will compete in Un Certain Regard
Yash Raj Films too presented its entire slate of films for international sales and distribution.