Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Melbourne to hoist the Indian national flag at the iconic Federation Square
On Wednesday late night, we saw Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya’s adorable pictures of saying goodbye to Abhishek Bachchan at the international airport before they flew off to Melbourne. The actress is a special guest at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2017, is attending the opening weekend of this year’s festival (August 10-22) and also will be the first Indian woman to hoist the Indian national flag at the iconic Federation Square building on August 12 to mark the 70th Indian Independence Day celebrations at the annual flag hoisting ceremony.
It’s also a nostalgic trip for Aishwarya as she has been in Melbourne before. She has performed earlier at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games with Rani Mukerji Chopra and Saif Ali Khan. However it’s the actress’s first visit with her daughter Aaradhya and the two are expected to visit some hot spots in Melbourne on their visit here this time.