From Pooja Hegde to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a lot of Indian celebrities are at the French Riviera for the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival. This year it interests us more because ‘Om Shanti Om’ actor Deepika Padukone has made it to the jury of the coveted film festival.
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And obviously, all eyes are on her. Hence, when she gave a rather confusing statement during an interaction, it became a topic of discussion online.
When the 36-year-old actor was asked how would she ‘critique’ the films at the Cannes Festival, Padukone’s response bamboozled everyone.
In a video that has now gone viral, the actor was seen saying, “I think we are all aware of the fact that it is a huge responsibility.”
“But, I think, we have also made a promise to each other yesterday that we are not going to burden ourselves with that responsibility. I think the idea is to remind ourselves of that audience, or of that young child who’s grown up watching movies and been inspired.”
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 17, 2022
She added, “I think cinema is such a powerful tool, such a powerful medium, it has the ability to impact people’s lives and touch and influence people’s lives.”
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“So, I think, for the next two weeks, [we must forget] that we have this burden and this responsibility and actually just enjoy the creative process, that’s sort of what we are all here to do. I think we are all creative people. I don’t think any of us have the capacity to judge, or to critique.”
Her response was met with a lot of criticism online. This is what people said:
This is what happens when you have not done the homework and are not attentive enough in class. Been through such moments in class 6, 7 & 8 😜
— Alok Tewary (@AlokTewary3) May 19, 2022
— Oorvee Vashishtha (@oorvsss) May 18, 2022
This is what I did when I didn’t know the answer to a question and had to fill out the answer sheet. Was Deepika able to convince you? Let us know.