The 58th Cannes Film Festival opened with a loud Bollywood bang. For the first time an Indian actor -- Aishwarya Rai -- delivered the inaugural speech.
Ash is joined in Cannes by Mallika Sherawat and Nandita Das.
There will be more of India in Cannes this year, including screenings of Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali, Subhash Ghai's Kisna, Sherawat's The Myth and Urmila Matondkar's Naina.
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