On August 13, former India captain Kapil Dev and actor Abhishek Bachchan will raise the flag at Melbourne's renowned Federation Square.
Actor Abhishek Bachchan and former cricketer Kapil Dev will raise the Tricolor on August 13 in Melbourne, Australia, to mark the 75th anniversary of India's independence. The two will raise the flag in Federation Square when they serve as keynote speakers at the upcoming Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
Every year, a member of the Indian film industry raises the Tricolor, and Bachchan and Dev are both eager to participate in the celebration of national pride.
Being a part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of Indian independence in Melbourne is a huge honour. For me, hoisting the national flag is an honour, adds Bachchan, 46, who also emphasises how the occasion showcases the fusion of cricket and movies on a worldwide scale. He observes that "this is a sign of the goodwill between Australia and India."
"To share this stage with Kapil sir is monumental for me, and the occasion also signifies the fusion of cricket and movies, two things that have frequently brought us Indians together," he concludes. I am excited to have a party Among the hundreds of attendees, India, Indians, and the spirit of our nation were celebrated.