Adding another glorious feather to her hat, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be honoured at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), Australia’s biggest annual celebration of Indian cinema, reports Mumbai Mirror.
Celebrating ‘India at 70!’ as a part of the festival’s celebration of Indian cinema, Aishwarya will be hoisting the Indian national flag at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square. She will be the first Indian woman to do so. In addition, the actress will also be felicitated by the government at the Westpac IFFM Awards night on August 11, for her contribution to global cinema.
Aishwarya fits in perfectly well as the guest of the landmark event of IFFM as she is an iconic beauty who has occupied a place on the world stage. She personifies diversity owing to her global reach having not only worked in Bollywood and Hollywood, but has also paved way for Indian actors in cinema globally.
Speaking about Aishwarya’s attendance, Mitu Bhowmick Lange, festival director, said, ‘The Indian film festival of Melbourne is honoured to welcome Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as our much loved guest to IFFM this year.She’s a global icon and extremely loved by the audiences in Australia..it will be a proud moment for all Indians when she becomes the first Indian woman to hoist the national flag at the pulse point of Melbourne - the federation square ..in light of her incredible contribution to world cinema she will be felicitated by the government which we are all looking forward to.’
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