Kani Kusruti, the rising star of Indian cinema, used the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2024 platform to make a powerful statement of solidarity. At the screening of her latest film, All We Imagine As Light, Kusruti wasn't just showcasing her acting prowess but also lending her voice to a cause close to her heart. The actress arrived on the red carpet, not with a typical designer clutch but with a unique accessory that instantly grabbed attention - a watermelon clutch. This seemingly innocuous choice of accessory held a deeper meaning, a symbol of support for the people of Palestine. All We Imagine as Light Review: Payal Kapadia’s Directorial Premieres at Cannes 2024; Critics Praise It As ‘A Glorious Film’.

Pictures of Kusruti with the watermelon clutch went viral on social media, sparking a wave of appreciation for her activism. The vibrant red and green of the watermelon, along with the black seeds, mirrored the colours of the Palestinian flag. This subtle yet impactful choice resonated with many, highlighting the ongoing conflict and the yearning for peace in the region. Let's check out how the internet is lauding her. All We Imagine As Light Trailer: Prabha and Anu’s Journey of Self-Discovery Takes Centre Stage in Payal Kapadia’s Cannes 2024 Competition Film (Watch Video).


'Little Solidarity' 

'Watermelon Bag'

Kusruti's decision to use fashion as a tool for social commentary transcends a mere red carpet moment. It showcases a growing trend among celebrities—using their platform to champion causes they believe in. By taking a stand on the international stage, Kusruti has brought attention to the Palestinian struggle and inspired others to use their voices for peace and justice.

Meanwhile, celebrating their historic Cannes debut, the cast and crew of All We Imagine As Light danced their way to the premiere. The film, starring Kani Kusruti and Divya Prabha, is the first Indian contender for the Palme d'Or in three decades.

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