Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan and former Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev will proudly hoist the Indian Flag on Australian soil. The two will be attending the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Abhishek and Kapil will make India proud in Melbourne by hoisting the Indian tricolor at IFFM. This act will be performed to mark the 75th Independence day.
This will be an iconic moment for every Indian citizen to see their country’s flag waving on foreign soil. On the 75th Independence day, every Indian will lift their head held high seeing the Indian Flag being hoisted in Melbourne. Abhishek Bachchan and Kapil Dev have received this honor to hoist the tricolor at The IFFM.
Abishek will attend the event as one of the key guests and is looking forward to celebrating Indian cinema. He said, “It gives me great honour to be a part of the 75th year celebrations of Indian Independence in Melbourne. It’s a matter of pride for me to hoist the Indian National Flag in the iconic Federation Square. It’s an event where Indians from all across Australia, from all different backgrounds, will come together to celebrate India at 75. This is a mark of the friendship between Australia and India. To share this platform with Kapil Sir is momentous for me and the event is also a mark of the coming together of Cinema and Cricket, two things that have often united us Indians together. I am really looking forward to celebrating India, Indians and the spirit of our country amongst hundreds of people who will be in attendance to celebrate this landmark moment and event.”
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will take take place from August 12 to August 20, 2022. It will be conducted physically and virtually. It will showcase more than 100 critically acclaimed movies. Taapsee Pannu starrer ‘Do Baaraa’ directed by Anurag Basu is expected to open the festival.
IFFM festival director, Mitu Bhowmin Lange added: “India is completing 75 years of independence and this event is a mark to celebrate this landmark moment. We are ecstatic to have Kapil Dev and Abhishek Bachchan jointly coming together this year to do the honors of hoisting the Indian tricolour. It’s a mark of the friendship that our country celebrates with Australia and with these two icons coming together is the perfect amalgamation of cinema and cricket.”