Updated May 28th, 2024 at 18:45 IST

Preity Zinta Calls Cinematographer Santosh Sivan ‘Mad Genius,’ Shares Unseen Photos From Cannes

Preity Zinta walked the Cannes Film Festival red carpet after 17 years in a pink shimmery saree. She penned a congratulatory note for Santosh Sivan.

Preity Zinta and Santosh Sivan. | Image:Instagram
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Preity Zinta returned to the Cannes Film Festival after 17 years and walked the red carpet in a shimmery pink saree. The actress served as one of the presenters at the 77th film festival, presenting Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens in Cinematography in honour of Santosh Sivan. On Tuesday, the actress dropped more photos from the event that took place on May 25 at the iconic Palais de Festivals. She also penned a heartfelt note congratulating Sivan.

For the unversed, Santosh Sivan is the first Asian to be honoured with this award.

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More photos from Preity Zinta's 77th Cannes Film Festival diaries

Taking to her Instagram handle, Preity shared a series of photos presenting an award to Santosh Sivan. She called him a "mad genius" and said that she is "more proud and happy for my dear friend". She started her note by writing, "It was an absolute honour to present the prestigious Pierre Angenieux Award 2024 to the first Asian, the brilliant & super talented cinematographer Santosh Sivan ASC, ICS at the Cannes Film Festival."

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(A file photo of Preity and Santosh Sivan | Image: Instagram)

Sivan has been part of Preity's debut movie Dil Se and will serve as a cinematographer for her upcoming movie Lahore, 1947.

She concluded her note by writing, "Santosh you mad genius, you deserve it all. More power to you & love you loads Congratulations & most well deserved".

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Preity Zinta sparkles in saree

Preity Zinta walked the red carpet at the ongoing 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival for the second time. She donned a champagne-coloured saree for her second look. The ensemble was designed by Seema Gujral. Preity kept her look simple yet chic by teaming the saree with a matching blouse. She kept the outfit minimalist by donning only statement earrings for accessories. The Lahore 1947 actress kept her tresses open for the event. Several photos and videos of her on the red carpet are going viral on social media. Her look is being lauded by fashion critics in India and abroad.

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Published May 28th, 2024 at 18:45 IST