Sobhita Dhulipala Recalls Her First Cannes Visit, Says She Bought Eggs, Onions And Cooked In Airbnb

Sobhita Dhulipala shared her first experience of attending the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2016. She revealed doing 'desi' things during her visit.


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Sobhita Dhulipala Recalls Her First Cannes Visit, Says She Bought Eggs, Onions And Cooked In Airbnb

Sobhita Dhulipala graced the prestigious 77th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2024. The Made In Heaven actress, who was representing the ice cream brand, Magnum at the French Riviera, opted for an outfit from the shelves of ace designer, Namrata Joshipura. She turned heads in an electric purple-hued sequinned jumpsuit featuring a plunging neckline, bold cut-out and fringes at the bottom. She accessorised her outfit with only a pair of statement earrings. Sobhita completed her look with matching eyeshadow and a messy open hairdo.

Sobhita Dhulipala recalls the time when she attended the Cannes Film Festival for the first time

Recently, while speaking with Film Companion, Sobhita recalled the first time she attended the annual Cannes Film Festival in 2016. The actress shared that she went to the prestigious festival to attend the premiere of Anurag Kashyap’s thriller, Raman Raghav 2.0, which starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, and herself in pivotal roles. While conversing, Sobhita revealed that they were staying at an Airbnb, far away from where the Cannes Film Festival took place. 

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The actress mentioned that they were just doing desi things and used to get eggs and onions from a local shop and then cook for themselves, and things weren’t as flamboyant as one would think. Further continuing her chain of thoughts, Sobhita shared that they had no clue that Raman Raghav 2.0 had a premiere at the film festival. Revealing that the director screamed at them as they arrived late when the press had left, Sobhita said:

“When we got here, we were all staying in an Airbnb somewhere far away. The experience was very grounding. We were getting eggs and onions from a local shop and we were cooking in the house, it was very cute. Now, when I look back, it was not flamboyant in any way, we were just doing very desi things. We didn’t know the film would have a premiere, so we just entered the theatre and the director just screamed at us because the press had left. And we were like, ‘There was a premiere?’ We didn’t know.”

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Sobhita Dhulipala says she did not know much about the Cannes Film Festival prior to attending it

Furthermore, the actress mentioned that she had an enriching first experience at the Cannes Film Festival, and talked about how she had very little knowledge about it. Sobhita revealed that she learned about the film festival on the go and realised that people at the festival respected the craft. In her words:

“I didn’t know so much, I was also learning on the go. I didn’t know so much about the festival, except whatever I could Google and it shaped me because I could see that people respected the craft and you didn’t have to belong. You could just do your thing and be authentic passionate and do it beautifully, and you have a place in the sun.”

Sobhita Dhulipala’s professional and personal life

On the professional front, Sobhita Dhulipala has been making waves. She was last seen in the action-thriller, Monkey Man, alongside Dev Patel. In 2023, she starred in two of India's most popular web series, The Night Manager, featuring Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor, and the second season of Made In Heaven. Beyond her career, Sobhita's personal life has also been in the spotlight after reports surfaced in the media claiming that she has been dating Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s ex-husband, Naga Chaitanya.

What do you think of Sobhita Dhulipala’s first Cannes experience?

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