Vidya Balan on Cannes Jury

The upcoming Cannes Film Festival which will be focusing on Indian cinema's centenary year seems to be gaining high popularity among Bollywood personalities. Post Anurag Kashyap, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and others heading for the gala, we hear that Vidya Balan and Life of Pi director Ang Lee will be part of the prestigious 66th Cannes Film Festival's nine-member jury, headed by Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.

Other big names joining Spielberg and Vidya are Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz, Japanese director Naomi Kawase, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay, French actor-director Daniel Auteuil and Romanian director Cristian Mungiu.

The said jury will award the coveted Palme d'Or prize to one of the 19 films in competition at this year's festival, which runs from May 15 to 26. Apart from Balan, actress Nandita Das is also a part of a separate jury for short films.

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