Rani to hoist the national flag at IFFM

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), which is the largest film festival in the Southern Hemisphere, recently announced B-Town’s superstar Rani Mukerji as the Chief Guest for 2018.
As per tradition, the Chief Guest of the festival is the one who hoists the Indian national flag at Melbourne’s main public square. Reportedly, the actress has also been nominated under the Best Actress category for an IFFM Award. Rani will hoist the flag in front of thousands of Indian- Australians and people from the Subcontinent Diaspora who throng Federation square just to see the hoisting of their national flag on August 11.
Taking into consideration the weekend, every year IFFM ensures to celebrate the Indian Independence week at the iconic landmark. She will be in the company of the High Commissioner of India in Australia and The Mayor of Melbourne.

On being the chief guest and hosting the flag, Rani said “To unfurl the national flag is a matter of pride and great honour for every Indian and to be a part of such a prestigious occasion and do the honours outside your nation in a foreign land is even more special. I’m delighted, honoured and extremely humbled that they have chosen me to do the honours this year. I am really looking forward to be there at Federation Square in the company of all the Indian-Australian people”

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