Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoists Indian flag in Melbourne on Independence day

Postado Agosto 14, 2017

The 43-year-old actor was accompanied by her five-year-old daughter, Aaradhya.

Aishwarya also walked the red carpet as a special guest at the star-studded awards night that was held on August 11 at Melbourne's Recital Centre.

It has a line-up of over 60 Bollywood films, indie films and short films in 20 different languages, which are from India and the subcontinent, including over 30 Australian premieres, read the statement from the fest organisers.

The actress flew to Melbourne along with her daughter Aaradhya to attend Indian Film Festival Melbourne 2017.

Dangal and Bahubali 2 stole the show at IFFM 2017 with galore of awards. Accepting the award, Aishwarya said, "I'm so humbled and filed with gratitude to be given this award". "I would like to dedicate the honour to every talent, every director who believed in me and gave me the opportunity to do the kind of work that I have done in cinema", she said. "It is the first worldwide award for the film", Tiwari said. Meanwhile, filmmaker and producer, Karan Johar was bestowed with the "Leadership in Cinema" award.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank people all over the world for giving so much love to Dangal".

Additionally, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who became the first Indian actor to hoist the Indian National Flag at the film festival got a special mention as she won the "Excellence in Global Cinema Award". "Celebrating our 70th year of Independence Day will forever be personally such a attractive memory for me and my dearest Aaradhya", said Aishwarya who first spoke in Hindi and then translated it into English.