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7 May

Do you know who was the first Pakistani actor to attend Cannes?

We are so happy that Mahira is going to Cannes. And while we are eagerly looking forward to her trip, we couldn’t help but notice some media reports that have wrongly stated that she’s the first Pakistani actor to attend the prestigious film festival.

Not many of us remember but acclaimed actor Adnan Siddiqui was actually the first Pakistani actor to make an appearance at Cannes. Adnan went in 2008 along with Hollywood bigwigs Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie when they took their film ‘A Mighty Heart’ to the festival.

 

 

He doesn’t seem too bothered by this though.

“Back when I attended Cannes in 2008 with the star cast of A Mighty Heart, the media at that time was not as evolved as it is now. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if they forgot. Let’s just put it this way that Mahira Khan is the first Pakistani female to be attending Cannes,” he said during an exclusive chat with Something Haute.

Let’s just hope it doesn’t take another 10 years for the next Pakistani celebrity to go to Cannes. And that some day someone might be taking a Pakistani film to the prestigious festival.

Mariam Hameedi

Sarcasm and witty puns are my best friends (also my worst enemies). I love turning my world around on its axis and soon the most ordinary events turn into the craziest stories.