Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first actress ever to hoist the Indian National Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), Australia’s annual celebration of film from India and the subcontinent.
The official handle of IFFM posted a picture on Twitter with a caption that read, “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoists the Indian national flag at @FedSquare celebrating the 70th yr of Indian independence.” While she looked stunning donning a white and light blue floor length anarkali dress, her darling daughter Aradhya can be seen in a white ghagra choli.
After flag hoisting, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan thanked everyone for giving such an honour to her. Addressing the crowd, she said “Thank you so much Melbourne, thank you, everyone, for giving us such a moment of pride and happiness with so much love and warmth. Celebrating our 70th Independence Day will forever be such a beautiful memory for me and my dearest Aaradhya.”