The famous glittering French cinema icon, Catherine Deneuve is well accustomed to strangers, but yet she isn’t a big fan of Selfies.
During an interview conducted in Mumbai, Catherine Deneuve told the AFP that she doesn’t understand why “everybody wants to do these horrible things called ‘selfies’.”
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The beautiful actress, who has spent almost half a century in the French cinema, said that she finds it very difficult to deal with fans having smartphones as these fans are frequently requesting her to snap herself with them in their self-portrait pictures.
She said that the selfie is an awful thing. Due to her breakthrough role in “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” released in 1964, she has earned the daunting reputation of an “ice queen.”
The 70-year old super star will be turning 71 next week. Despite the fact that she is frustrated at the concept of selfies, she is quick to laugh and is relaxed.
Recently, she attends the Mumbai Film Festival, she has been presented with a lifetime achievement award. During an interview after receiving the award, she said, “I am really happy and it feels nice.” She then facetiously added that although this award is a big honor, but it does have the air of an eminent “burial”.
She was once considered to be the world’s most beautiful woman because of the role she played in “Belle de Jour" which was released in the 1960s. She has acted in more than 100 films until now and she thinks that her image is what matters abroad.
She also said that when she is in France she is simply an actress, but if she goes to any other country she is seen as a French symbol, “a blonde French woman.”
Currently, she is at the Mumbai film festival heading a delegation for the promotion of her country’s movies. According to Deneuve Indian cinema is diverse.
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She said, “The cinema is so different. They love romantic stories, love dancing" and if given a chance she would like to work in an Indian film.