The versatile actor has zoomed off to the beautiful French Rivera for his film Raman Raghav 2.0, directed by Anurag Kashyap.
Just before leaving, Nawaz, who has acquired a new fashion consciousness after playing a suave golfer in Sohail Khan's Ali, spoke about his sartorial evolution.
"This is my third year at Cannes. Raman Raghav is the eighth film of mine that I am going to Cannes with," he says.
"I have been very casual about my clothes so far. When I attended Cannes the first time, I wore a suit stitched by a local tailor."
But this year, Nawaz will be dressed by his new friend, model-turned-actor Jas Arora, who co-stars with with him in Sohail’s film.
"I’ve left the entire wardrobe situation in Jas’ hands. He knows what will suit me. I feel comfortable wearing what he chooses for me," Nawaz adds.
"I have no fashion sense at all. Mujhe toh yeh bhi nahin pata tha ke ek din main aise kapde pehnunga (I didn’t even know that one day I would wear such clothes)," he signs off.
Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani