Aishwarya becomes 1st woman to raise Indian flag at IFFM2017

| Updated: Aug 12, 2017 16:20 IST

New Delhi [India], August 12 (ANI): Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first female actor 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. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoists the Indian national flag at <a href="https://twitter.com/FedSquare">@FedSquare</a> celebrating the 70th yr of Indian independence <a href="https://t.co/ijGb3GtiFO">pic.twitter.com/ijGb3GtiFO</a></p>&mdash; #IFFM (@IFFMelb) <a href="https://twitter.com/IFFMelb/status/896201812578938880">August 12, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' star thanked Melbourne for giving such an honour to her and 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." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aradhya, after the actress hoisted the Indian flag at Independence Day celebrations as part of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IFFM2017?src=hash">#IFFM2017</a> <a href="https://t.co/rYvrG7MHOB">pic.twitter.com/rYvrG7MHOB</a></p>&mdash; Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand) <a href="https://twitter.com/RajeevMasand/status/896220644202889216">August 12, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> (ANI)

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