‘Laapataa Ladies’ Manju Mai makes her Cannes 2024 debut, showing off her Marathi roots in her mother’s saree

By Ronit Kawale 3 Min Read

Chhaya Kadam became a household name after her portrayal of the character ‘Manju Mai’ in the film, which touched everyone’s hearts. Laapataa Ladies. The film was commercially successful and received a lot of love and appreciation from the audience and Chhaya’s short but impactful performance left a mark on the hearts of the audience. The actress is now making us all proud on the global stage Cannes.

Chhaya Kadam debuts in her mother’s saree at Cannes Film Festival

While scrolling through her Instagram, we came across stunning visuals of Chhaya Kadam as she made her grand debut at the Cannes Film Festival. For the day, the actress wore her mother’s beige and golden saree and paired it with a purple-toned brocade embroidered blouse. Chhaya looked stunning in traditional Marathi attire and talking about the same she said:

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“Mom, my dream of taking you on a plane ride remains unfulfilled, but today I have brought your saree and nose ring on the flight to Cannes Film Festival, and so I am satisfied. Still mom! To see it today Needed you. Love you so much.”

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Chhaya also wore it along with her mother’s saree. God Which enhanced his looks manifold. She completed her look with a bun which was decorated with Gajra And Kept her glamor neutral with dam And nude makeup. For those unaware, Chhaya Kadam’s upcoming film, We imagine everything as light Directed by Payal Kapadia, competed at Cannes 2024 for the prestigious Palme d’Or. It is the first film to compete for the Palme d’Or in thirty years.

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A look at the life of Chhaya Kadam

Chhaya comes from an ordinary home where her father was a mill worker. He started his career in acting as a theater artist and made his stage debut in Vaman Kendre’s film zulva, Chhaya’s first film, Baimanus, Due to unexpected circumstances he was never released, but this did not break his spirit and he continued to follow his passion. She later appeared in films like Mr Sindhutai Sapkal, Babu Band Baja, Kuni Ghar Deta Ka Ghar and many more. Chhaya debuted in Hindi cinema Singham ReturnsWhere he spent some time with Ajay Devgan on the small screen.

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the story of We imagine everything as light

We imagine everything as light is a Malayalam and Hindi language film starring Kusruti, Divya Prabha, Chaya Kadam and Hridayu Haroon in pivotal roles. The story is based on the life of a nurse who gets trapped in a soup after receiving a gift from her estranged husband. On the other hand, her younger roommate, Anu, tries to find a place in Mumbai city to get intimate with her lover.

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Ronit Kawale has been an entertainment journalist for the past three years. Being a cinephile is not just a part of his profession; it's his passion. Alongside being an avid follower of Bollywood and television, he possesses a treasure trove of interesting gossip and insights about celebrities. He's well-versed in understanding what readers are tuning into on the website. After all, he became a journalist to stay close to the heartbeat of the world.
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