Bollywood actress Vidya Balan will be part of the prestigious 66th Cannes Film Festival’s nine-member jury, led by Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. The other biggies in this jury list are ‘Life of Pi’ director Ang Lee, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, Oscar-winner Christophe Waltz, Japanese director Naomi Kawase, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay, French actor-director Daniel Auteuil and Romanian director Cristian Mungiu.
Vidya is best known for her path-breaking roles in films like ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Kahaani’. Actress Nandita Das is also a part of a separate jury for short films category apart from Vidya. The festival runs from May 15th to 26th.