Every year, the iconic landmark of Melbourne, the Federation Square receives the highest population on one of its most important days for the Indian community living in here. As the part of the annual Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), the Indian Flag is also going to be hoisted at the Federation Square just ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. It has been learnt that this year as the festival celebrates its 10th year; Karan Johar will be hoisting the flag.
Speaking about this honour of his lifetime, Karan said, “I’m looking forward to celebrating Indian Independence Day in one of the world most vibrant multicultural cities, Melbourne. The sense of community and unity centres around the pride of our flag and the celebration of India’s independence is something I’m looking forward to. It’s truly an honour for me to be the one this year to hoist our tricolour at the landmark in Melbourne.”
During this 10 day celebration of Indian cinema, celebrations will be revolving around courage as the central theme this year, however, the key highlight of the festival will be the annual flag hoisting. The High Commissioner of India in Australia and The Mayor of Melbourne will also be witnessing the event.
Shah Rukh Khan will be serving as the chief guest of the event at this year’s Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. He will be opening the IFFM on 8 August along with the other festival guests and in the company of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange.
The festival will run through till 17 August.