Anurag Thakur poses with the Indian delegation on the red carpet at Cannes

Several Indians have previously been members of the Cannes Jury including Mrinal Sen (1982), Mira Nair (1990), Arundhati Roy (2000), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (2003), Nandita Das (2005), Sharmila Tagore (2009), Shekhar Kapur (2010), and Vidya Balan (2013).

Anurag Thakur poses with the Indian delegation on the red carpet at Cannes
Anurag Thakur poses with the Indian delegation on the red carpet at Cannes (Image: Twitter/ @ianuragthakur)

The Indian Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur, walked the red carpet with the Indian delegation at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.

"A historic moment as India, the 1st 'Country of Honour' at Marche Du Films Cannes gets set to manifest as the world's 'content hub' and preferred 'post production hub' for global filmmakers,” said Minister Thakur on Twitter, posting photos from the event.