Karan Johar hoists the National flag at film fest in Melbourne, is joined by city's mayor
The film-maker hoisted the Tricolour at the Federation Square.
Dressed in a white outfit with gold accents by designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil for the occasion, the 47-year-old - after hoisting the Tricolour at the Federation Square - also sang the National anthem along with the attendees.
View this post on Instagram
Producer and filmmaker @karanjohar hoisted the Indian flag in Melbourne . . . . . . . #bollywood #bollywoodceleb #bollywoodcelebrity #KaranJohar #NationalFlag #bollywoodstar #bollywoodnews #bollywoodmovie #bollywoodlatest #instashare #instalike #instapost #instafollow #instagood #entertainmenttimes
According to a report in the Times Of India, Johar called the opportunity an 'honour', while saying, “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."
The Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp also attended the flag hoisting, and shared pictures on her Twitter handle.
The Indian Film Festival celebrates Indian Independence Day at @FedSquare today Come into town to enjoy the danc… https://t.co/PCM12Mek71— Lord Mayor Melbourne (@LordMayorMelb) 1565402790000
The festival is marking 20 years of Johar's directorial debut, 'Kuck Kuch Hota Hai'.
We love our picturesque moment ! Here's the favourite #GiantSelfie from #IFFMDayAtFedSq ! @karanjohar @SallyCapp_ ,… https://t.co/vCPQmx50xX— @IFFM (@IFFMelb) 1565404339000
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is also attending the festival as its chief guest. The actor was recognised for his contribution to cinema and popular culture in India, and honoured with the 'Excellence In Cinema' award.
Presenting the IFFM2019 'Excellence in Cinema' award to the marvellous @iamsrk. Presented by Hon.Linda Dessau, M… https://t.co/U7NFj7aw9X— @IFFM (@IFFMelb) 1565272968000