At Cannes, Huma Qureshi perfects effortless glamour in stunning white gown

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem'Everybody Knows'

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem'Everybody Knows'

This year, 7 of our B-town celebs - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Dhanush, Huma Qureshi, Kangana Ranaut, Mallika Sherawat, and Sonam Kapoor, are gracing the red carpet of this reputed film festival.

"Gangs Of Wasseypur" actress Huma Qureshi is in attendance at the Cannes Film Festival and shares updates on her social media profile.

The protest's intent, according to organizers, was to draw attention to the difficulties women face both socially and professionally in the film industry.

Cannes, May 12 Filmmaker Nandita Das and her "Manto" actor Rasika Duggal will be joining Hollywood A-listers Jane Fonda, Kirsten Stewart, Ava DuVernay and Salma Hayek to protest against the lack of female representation at the Cannes Film Festival. "We stand together on these steps today as a symbol of our determination to change and progress". Husson is one of three female filmmakers out of the 21 movies in competition for the Palme d'Or this year.

The festival supported Saturday's protest.

"355", which has franchise aspirations, is one of the hottest properties at Cannes, the world's largest film market.

The activism will continue on Monday at an event on the beach where the women will ask Fremaux as well as the artistic directors of the Directors' Fortnight and Cannes Critics' Week sidebars to the festival to sign a programming pledge for parity and inclusion at Cannes going forward. But he's also signaled that the festival is reanalyzing its procedures and making its selection committees gender-balanced.

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