Bollywood stars front and centre as Cannes Film Festival kicks off (gallery)

The 2013 Cannes film festival kicked off May 15 with the international premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby.” The biggest star in Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, makes his Hollywood debut in the film and was seen on the red carpet with his high-profile castmates. Indian cinema’s visibility at the event was further heightened by the presence of actress Vidya Balan on the jury, which is being led by Steven Spielberg and includes such luminaries as Ang Lee and Nicole Kidman. The festival runs until May 26.


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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Jury members Christoph Waltz and Vidya Balan attends the Jury Photocall during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)





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