Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is one of the most important events for the Indian community living in the region. Amongst all the other things, one of the most important moments during the film festival is the hoisting of Indian flag ahead of Independence Day celebrations. And this year the honour of hoisting the tricolour was bestowed upon none other than filmmaker Karan Johar. Dressed in white and gold coloured traditional attire, Karan Johar not only hoisted the Indian flag at the Federation Square but also sang the national anthem with the people.
Check out the video and pictures from the ceremony here:
Earlier, KJo spoke about being given the honour of hoisting the tricolour in Melbourne. He reportedly said, “I’m looking forward to celebrating Indian Independence Day in one of the world’s 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.”
On the work front, Karan will be taking on the reins of direction for his upcoming magnum opus, ‘Takht’ which boasts of an assembled star cast which include, Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor in pivotal roles.
The filmmaker also recently acquired the Hindi remake rights of Telugu film, ‘Dear Comrade’ that originally starred Vijay Deverakonda.