India at Cannes 2024

'Proud' India celebrates Kapadia's win

Tuesday, 28 May, 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi | “India is proud of Payal Kapadia for her historic feat of winning the Grand Prix at the 77th Cannes Film Festival for her work ‘All We Imagine as Light’. An alumnus of FTII, her remarkable talent continues to shine on the global stage, giving a glimpse of the rich creativity in India. This prestigious accolade not only honors her exceptional skills but also inspires a new generation of Indian filmmakers.”

Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur | "This makes it the first Grand Prix win for the country and a nomination in the Palme d'Or after 30 years. Bharat's creative economy is indeed shining with 3 films winning awards this year at Cannes."

Actor Priyanka Chopra | "It's a moment for Indian cinema at @festivaldecannes. Biiiig shout and congratulations to you all.” She tagged the team of the film as well.

Actor Ranveer Singh | “Scripting history! A moment of immense pride.”

Lyricist Javed Akhtar | “Dear Payal Kapadia, heartiest congratulations to you. It is a great achievement. Very very proud of you. Do get in touch whenever you are in Mumbai. Shabana and I will love to host you for a meal."