Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is also chairman of FICCI Media and Entertainment Committee-South, will lead the Indian delegation to the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, which begins today.

Apex business chamber in India, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), will co-ordinate on behalf of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at the Indian Pavilion at the gala this year.

Kamal will lead the official Indian delegation to Cannes and inaugurate the pavilion along with luminaries such as Arun K Singh, Indian Ambassador to France; Bimal Julka, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; Jerome Paillard, executive director, Marche du Film (the Cannes Film Market); and actor-producer Uday Chopra.

The India Pavilion will showcase Indian cinema across linguistic, cultural and regional diversity, with the aim of forging an increasing number of international partnerships in the realms of distribution, production, filming in India, script development and technology, and promoting film sales and syndication.