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Angarag 'Papon' Mahanta

Popular singer Papon is overwhelmed at his selection to represent India and his homeland Assam at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

The Assam Kaziranga University admissions

Speaking about representing Assam at the Cannes Film Festival, Papon said: “It’s a proud moment for me to represent my country and homeland Assam at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. I’m honoured to have the opportunity to showcase the heritage of Assam. It’s exciting that Assamese films are making a mark across the globe. I’m excited about the festival and its artistic spirit.”

Along with singer-composer AR Rahman, actors Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, R Madhavan, Pooja Hegde, Kangana Ranaut, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Priyanka Chopra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui; Papon is all set to represent India at the annual festival.

After a successful Bihu season tour, where he performed at multiple venues across Assam, Papon is all set to visit Cannes festival.

Earlier, he said that he is happy to perform in front of the audience as stage shows returned this year after a break due to the pandemic. “No amount of virtual meets can make up for the instant connection an artist makes with the audience when performing live. I’m happy to be on this wonderful tour in Assam,” he had said.

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