Aishwarya Rai is a familiar fixture on the Cannes Fest red carpet. And this year, she’s front and center in a new Bollywood film, Bollywood – The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (pictured), produced expressly for Cannes.
Shekhar Kapoor produced Bollywood – The Greatest Love Story Ever Told for the 64th festival, where it will screen out of competition. The musical documentary started from a conversation when Kapoor was on last year’s Cannes Jury. He decided to go ahead and make a compilation of “the most beautiful moments in the history of Indian musical films, with all their moving pageantry and dance.” In the film, Kapoor, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Jeff Zimbalist pay tribute to the Bollywood cinema genre that was spawned in India’s moviemaking capital, Mumbai.
I cannot wait. Two of my fave Bollywood numbers from Lagaan are below. What are yours? I’ll post them. UPDATED: More of your picks are below.
Main Vari Vari from Mangal Pandey starring Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherjee.