IFFM 2019: Karan Johar hoists the Indian Flag in Melbourne – Watch
IFFM 2019: Karan Johar Chants 'Jai Hind' and 'Vande Matram' As He Hoists The Indian Tricolor In Melbourne
Indian ace filmmakers Karan Johar has been in Australia for the 10th edition of Indian Film Festival, which started with a press conference on 8th August 2019. The grand opening ceremony was graced by a few Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Tabu, Arjun Kapoor and few others. During the Film Festival, Karan Johar hoisted the Indian tricolour in Melbourne. Notably, the flag hoisting ceremony took place a few days before India’s Independence Day.
It is to be noted that this is not the first time when the Indian flag was hoisted in Melbourne. It happens every year but this year the honour was given to Karan Johar. For the flag hoisting ceremony, KJo opted a pristine white Kurta designed by duo Shantanu and Nikhil with a golden broch for the occasion.
The 47-year-old filmmaker sang the National anthem along with the attendees, after hoisting the Tricolour at the Federation Square. KJo who was high on patriotism chanted Jai Hind and Vande Mataram.
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During the press conference, Karan said, “It’s not the films but the people behind the festival who make it what it is. When I see this fantastic panel and we say the theme is courage, I say the panel is reflective of the glorious courage of our films and changing the face of Indian cinema.”
“It represents three feature films that have changed the way we look at Indian cinema and how it has travelled across the globe and will continue to do so. There is Super Deluxe, Andhadhun and Gully Boy. All of these have appealed not only to the diaspora but to international audiences across the globe, making Indian cinema so proud. And what to say about Shah Rukh Khan, he fully represents superstardom,” he further added.
The ceremony was attended by Zoya Akhtar, Rima Das, Arjun Kapoor, Tabu and filmmaker Sriram Raghavan who are screening last year’s biggest hit Andhadhun.