The 72nd Cannes Film Festival has begun in the French Riviera. One of the most important and prestigious film fests, Cannes boasts of giving audience, space and recognition to new talent from across the world. The festival celebrates, every year, the best of cinema, and honours those who have made significant contribution to it.

Fagun Thakrar is a critically acclaimed British-Indian actor, writer, director and activist. She was invited to the prestigious opening night gala ceremony and premiere at the Grand Theatre Lumière in recognition of her contribution as an actor, writer and director to the world of international cinema.

The actor has appeared in a number of Hollywood movies and starred alongside actors such as Academy Award winner Brie Larson, Martin Sheen, and Donald Sutherland. She was also named the Global Ambassador for the International Forum for Women’s Brain and Health, recently.

Thakrar was also listed as the best dressed celebrity at the opening ceremony. Her look was created by the official sponsors of the Cannes Film Festival, L’Oreal Paris for make-up and Dessange Paris for hair.

She wore a couture white gown made of pearls, sequins and a long feather train by Patrick Pham Couture; accessories that included emerald green earrings that complimented her eyes. Her show-stopping entrance was appreciated by all.

Among other celebrities who attended the opening night were Tilda Swinton, Julianne Moore, Selena Gomez, and Eva Longoria.