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Rajkummar Rao’s 5 weddings to premiere at Cannes

Here’s an exciting piece of news for all Rajkummar Rao fans! The actor’s Indo-American production, 5 Weddings, has been selected for a grand premiere at the prestigious 71st Cannes Film Festival.

“We are thrilled!” said elated director Namrata Singh Gujral, who had planned the film in 2008, but had to put it on the backburner after being diagnosed with cancer. “This will be the first time an audience will watch the film so it is exciting but also nerve-wracking.”

The film sees Rajkummar Rao as officer Harbhajan Singh assigned to an American-India journalist travelling through India. Besides Rao, the movie also stars Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri. Hollywood actresses Anneliese Van der Pol, Bo Derek and Candy Clark will be seen essaying supporting roles.

“The film is a colourful mosaic of lost loves, transgender tangles and culture clashes along the heartfelt journey of life, symbolised by the universal ups and downs of a wedding celebration,” said Namrata.

Meanwhile, Rajkummar Rao is currently busy with the shooting of his two upcoming Hindi films – Stree and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga. He will shortly be seen in Omerta and Fanne Khan.