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Abhishek Bachchan and cricketer Kapil Dev to hoist Indian tricolor at Melbourne Indian Film Festival: Bollywood News

by Joe Bourn

Making India proud on Australian soil, actor Abhishek Bachchan and former Indian captain Kapil Dev will hoist the Indian tricolor at the Indian Film Festival Melbourne (IFFM). The act is to celebrate the 75th Independence Day and needless to say, it is an iconic moment for every Indian.

Abhishek Bachchan and cricketer Kapil Dev to hoist the Indian tricolor at the Melbourne Indian Film Festival

Abhishek Bachchan, who will be joining the IFFM as one of the chief guests, said that it is a huge honor for him to be invited to participate in this celebration of cinema. He said, “It gives me great honor to participate in the celebrations of 75 years of Indian Independence in Melbourne. It is a matter of pride for me to hoist the Indian national flag at the iconic Federation Square. It is an event where Indians from all over Australia, from all different backgrounds will come together to celebrate India at 75. This is a sign of friendship between Australia and India. Sharing this platform with Kapil Sir is important to me and the event is also a sign of the coming along with Cinema and Cricket, two things that often bring us Indians together. I look forward to celebrating India, Indians and the spirit of our country among hundreds of people who will be present to celebrate this important moment and event.”

Speaking about the event, film producer Mitu Bhowmik Lange added. “India is completing 75 years of independence and this event is a sign to celebrate this important moment. We are thrilled that Kapil Dev and Abhishek Bachchan are coming together this year to do the honor of showcasing the Indian tricolor. It’s a sign of the friendship our country celebrates with Australia and with these two icons coming together it’s the perfect combination of cinema and cricket.”

IFFM will take place, physically and virtually, from August 12 to 20, 2022. After the pandemic, this is the first time the event will take place physically and is expected to screen more than 100 critically acclaimed films. The festival will also open with Bollywood film Do Baaraa starring Taapsee Pannu and directed by Anurag Kashyap.

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