Published On: May 31, 2019 03:04 PM NPT By: Sangita Shrestha

Did Priyanka actually visit the Cannes Film Festival ?

Did Priyanka actually visit the Cannes Film Festival ?

Photo Courtesy: Priyanka Karki's Instagram

There were rumors about popular Nepali actress Priyanka Karki's visit to 72nd Cannes Film Festival, scheduled from May 14 to May 25, 2019. Some accused Priyanka of faking both the invitation and also her red carpet walk at the Film Festival. Then, there were speculations that her photographs Cannes Film Festival shared in the actress'  social media handle were photoshopped and not real.

After Priyanka's return on Tuesday, several YouTube channels have questioned her for clarity on the rumors, to which the celebrity made it clear that she did visit the film festival and she was there at her own. However, she did not represent Nepal officially as such in the film festival.

She said she represented a nonprofit foundation named Adventure of Humanity as the brand ambassador. She further added that the foundation has partnered with Cannes Film Festival since 1999 and she would continue to visit Cannes Film Festival representing the foundation in the future.

About the rumors on her red carpet walk and photographs, she shared, “There is only one red carpet and all the invitees do walk the red carpet which I too walked on. However, there is a red carpet barricade where the invitees are specially mentioned and announced to walk. These invitees, who are mentioned to walk on the red carpet barricade, are photographed. Popular brand ambassadors such as actors Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor who represented the brand Loreal--one of the main sponsors of the film festival-- and those who have been invited by the festival director such global icons walk on the red carpet barricade. And others walk normally outside that section.”

She also said it was the most beautiful experience of her life in terms of a filmmaker. According to her, there are generally three categories of invitees who get to walk on the red carpet barricade—cast and crew of the shortlisted films for the festival, brand ambassadors of the sponsors for film festival and global icons who are invited by festival director— and she did not come in any of these categories.

Priyanka added, “I got to learn so much in terms of networking and communicating. And I am not ashamed of saying that I did not fall under these categories. This was my first visit and I learned a lot from this experience.  "I will prepare myself for my next visit to the Film Festival,


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