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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya hoist the Indian National Flag at Melbourne

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is currently in Melbourne with daughter Aaradhya to attend IFFM 2017. She hoisted the Indian National Flag at the Federation square

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,Aaradhya Bachchan Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya hoist the Indian National Flag at Melbourne Source : Press

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is currently in Melbourne with daughter Aaradhya to attend IFFM 2017. She graced the red carpet of Westpac Awards last night. Later in the morning, she hoisted the Indian National Flag at the Federation square with Aaradhya by her side. With this, Aish became the first Indian actress to hoist the National flag.

Dressed in a white and light blue floor length Anarkali dress which had zari work on it, Aishwarya looked ravishing with her hair tied in a bun and minimal makeup. Aaradhya, on the other hand, wore a white ghagra-choli and was at her playful best during the event. Aishwarya's heartfelt speech in Hindi was the center of attraction. She even delivered a speech in English later. 

Aaradhya was seen saluting the National Flag and even sang the National anthem with everyone. Mitu Bhowmick-Lange (Director of IFFM) stated to a leading daily, "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."  

On the work front, Aishwarya will be next seen in Fanney Khan as a glamorous singer alongside Anil Kapoor. The film will be helmed by Atul Manjrekar and co-produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, T-Series, and KriArj Entertainment. 

A video of Aishwarya's speech was tweeted by Rajeev Masand. You can watch it here.