Cannes: Director Neeraj Ghaywan's 'Masaan' was treated to a five-minute long standing ovation at the Cannes International Film Festival, leaving Richa Chadda teary-eyed. The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the prestigious annual movie gala.
Picture courtesy Richa Chadda's Twitter account
Starring Richa Chadda, the movie is an Indo-French co-production produced by Manish Mundra, Macassar Productions, Phantom Films, Sikhya Entertainment, Arte France Cinema and Pathe productions.
"Got teary at the 5 minute long standing ovation. Thank you everyone. @ghaywan, first thanks to you," Richa Chadda tweeted alongside a photo, showing people applauding and congratulating the team of the film.
From left: Richa Chadda, director Neeraj Ghaywan, Shweta Tripathi and Vicky Kaushal during a photocall for their film 'Masaan' at the Cannes Film Festival. Pic/AFP
Ghaywan also took to Twitter to express his happiness. "Broke down at the unstoppable applause. Thanks everyone! Missed you so much @anuragkashyap72, editor nitin_baid, DP @avinasharun20! #Masaan."
Shweta Tripathi, who also stars in the film, tweeted, "Sweetest khushi ke aasoos happend. Thank you @ghaywan fr this beautiful film n memories tht will last a lfetme #Masaan." "I was always curious about what a man, who encounters death in his day-to-day life, thinks about mortality. That's where the idea for 'Masaan' came," Ghaywan had told PTI before his trip to Cannes.