Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with daughter Aaradhya Bachchan experienced a moment of pride when she became the first Indian actress to hoist the Indian National Flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). The two of them hoisted the Indian flag in the honour of 70th year of India’s Independence and sang the National Anthem.
The official handle of IFFM shared a photograph of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoisting the flag with a caption that read, “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoists the Indian national flag at @FedSquare celebrating the 70th yrs of Indian independence.”
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked stunning donning a white and light blue floor length Anarkali dress. Her daughter Aradhya looked pretty 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.”
Apart from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, other Bollywood celebrities who are attended IFFM 2017 are filmmakers like Karan Johar, Nitesh Tiwari, Shobu Yarlagadda, Shilpa Shetty, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao, Simi Garewal and many others.