Leila Hatami

Iranian actress apologises for kissing in Cannes

Leila-HatamiTehran, May 24 : Iranian actress Leila Hatami, star of Oscar-winning film “A Separation”, has apologised for creating a stir in her home country after kissing 83-year-old Cannes film festival president, Gilles Jacob, on the cheek.

The kiss, a simple peck on the cheek, happened at the world premiere of “Grace of Monaco” May 14, the opening night of the 67th Cannes International Film Festival.

Her act angered authorities in Iran. Now Hatami, daughter of popular Iranian director Ali Hatami, has apologised for her act, reports the state's news agency the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

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