Preity Zinta shares unseen pics from Cannes Film Festival, calls Santosh Sivan ‘mad genius’. See post | Bollywood

Actor Preity Zinta has unveiled numerous fresh images from the recently concluded 77th Cannes Film Festival. On Instagram this Monday, Preity also lauded renowned cinematographer Santosh Sivan. Referring to him as a “brilliant visionary”, she expressed being “more proud and joyful for my cherished friend”. (Also Read | Internet is astounded by Preity Zinta‘s ‘affected accent’ at Cannes Film Festival: She comes across as utterly absurd)

Preity Zinta with Santosh Sivan at Cannes Film Festival.

Preity unveils fresh snaps from Cannes Festival
In these photos, Preity struck poses with Santosh and several others on the Cannes red carpet. She was also pictured presenting the esteemed Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens in Cinematography accolade to Santosh. He stands as the inaugural Asian to receive this honor. In the snapshots, Preity is seen applauding and grinning as Santosh delivered his speech.

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Preity writes a note for Santosh
Preity captioned the post, “It was a privilege to present the revered Pierre Angenieux Award 2024 to the first Asian, the tremendously talented cinematographer Santosh Sivan ASC, ICS at the Cannes Film Festival. It was a privilege & pleasure to collaborate with him in Dil Se & now in Lahore 1947 & I cannot be more proud & joyful for my dear friend & colleague. Santosh you brilliant visionary, you deserve every bit of it. More strength to you & love you immensely. Congratulations & truly well-deserved @sivan_santosh.”

Preity at 2024 Cannes event
At the Cannes Film Festival, Preity dazzled in a pink saree by Seema Gujral adorned with intricate embellishments. She chose minimal makeup and accessories, and her wavy hair highlighted her traditional look. The function took place on Friday at the legendary Palais de Festivals, commemorating the craft of cinematography and the influence of Indian cinema on the world stage.

About Preity and Santosh
The collaboration between Preity and Santosh commenced with Mani Ratnam‘s 1998 romantic drama Dil Se. Santosh‘s cinematography beautifully encapsulated Preity‘s debut performance.

Preity‘s forthcoming movie
Preity is making a comeback to the big screen with Sunny Deol-starrer Lahore 1947. Helmed by Rajkumar Santoshi, Lahore 1947 is produced under Aamir Khan‘s banner. The film was officially unveiled last October. Shabana Azmi, Ali Fazal and Karan Deol have also been cast in Lahore 1947.

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