He also posed with the Oscar-winning documentary The Elephant Whisperers producer Guneet Monga
By: Mohnish Singh
Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan on Wednesday shared his proud moment as he walked the Cannes red carpet in a traditional Veshti.
Murugan who is leading the Indian delegation at the ongoing year’s Cannes Film Festival and attended the event in a traditional outfit than a Western.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Murugan shared pictures from the film festival along with a note in his regional language.
The note read, “As a Tamilian, I am proud to participate in the red carpet reception of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival today wearing the Veshti shirt, a traditional symbol of Tamil.”
உலகப்புகழ்பெற்ற கேன்ஸ் திரைப்பட விழாவில் இன்று நடைபெற்ற சிவப்புக் கம்பள வரவேற்பில் தமிழ் பாரம்பரிய அடையாளமான வேஷ்டி சட்டை அணிந்து பங்கேற்பதில் ஒரு தமிழனாய் பெருமிதம் கொள்கிறேன்.
(1/2)@narendramodi @ianuragthakur @guneetm @IndiaembFrance @FranceinIndia#IndiaAtCannes #RedCarpet pic.twitter.com/QypvL6EcPP
— Dr.L.Murugan (@Murugan_MoS) May 17, 2023
He also posed with the Oscar-winning documentary The Elephant Whisperers producer Guneet Monga.
Sharing the video, he wrote, “It is a proud moment for every Indian and Tamil to step on the world stage wearing the #G20India, traditional dress emblazoned with our national flag at this moment when India is chairing the G20 summit.”
In the picture, Murugan is dressed in a white shirt which got the national flag on its left side and a G20 logo on the right. He paired it with ‘Veshti’ to represent his culture at the global level.
Guneet, on the other hand, opted for a golden-tone saree.
Like last year when India had a series of celebrities on the red carpet, this time Manushi Chillar, Indian actor, model, and the winner of the Miss World 2017, Esha Gupta – acclaimed actor of the Indian Cinema and Kangabam Tomba – acclaimed Manipuri actor would walk the red carpet.