Melbourne, August 12: When the whole world falls for her beauty and the lady owns it! None other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- the most beautiful woman in the world became first Indian female actor to hoist National Flag at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
Thanking Melbourne, Aishwarya Rai said that "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."
While the beauty queen Aishwarya Rai always bewitches the whole world with her beautiful presence, this time she had her little munchkin Aaradhya along with her. Currently Aishwarya is in Melbourne to attend Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Today morning she hoisted Indian Flag at the Federation Square. She was seen saluting the National Flag as everybody sung the National Anthem. Later, the mother-daughter duo was seen posing for pictures with young kids.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first female actor ever to hoist the tricolor at the annual ceremony, which is part of a special segment.
Speaking about Aishwarya, Mitu Bhowmick-Lange (Director of IFFM) had stated, "IFFM is proud to welcome one of India’s most loved and iconic actors – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – to the festival and look forward to celebrating Indian cinema in Australia. Aishwarya will be also walking the red carpet as a special guest at the star-studded awards night to be held on August 11 at Melbourne’s Recital Centre."