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Watch: Aishwarya becomes 1st woman to raise Indian flag at a film festival in Melbourne

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Published : Aug 12, 2017, 1:22 pm IST
Updated : Aug 12, 2017, 1:32 pm IST

"Celebrating our 70th Independence Day will forever be such a beautiful memory for me and my dearest Aaradhya," said Aishwarya.

Aishwarya with daughter Aaradhya hoists the Indian National Flag at Federation Square.
 Aishwarya with daughter Aaradhya hoists the Indian National Flag at Federation Square.

Mumbai: 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 films from India and the subcontinent.

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.

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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."

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