It’s indeed a very proud moment for Rani Mukherji as she hosted the Indian flag just a couple of days before India’s Independence Day.
The actress hoisted the flag at the Federation Square in Melbourne along with Indians and Australians and the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and IFFM director Mitu Lange among others.
At the event Rani looked gorgeous in a beautiful floral print chiffon saree. She completed her look with a pearl necklace and minimal makeup looking enchanting as ever.
Thanking Melbourne for giving such an honour to her, Rani said, “I think it’s a matter of honour for anyone to hoist their national flag. And the fact that I’m doing it in Australia so far away from home is even more special and makes it more patriotic. I’m humbled that this honour’s been bestowed upon me by Mitu and the Victorian government so I must thank them. I have had the love of the audiences for the last 22 years and it’s that love that has got me here today. So I must thank the audiences the most. I most remember the patriotic song from my father’s film Hum Hindustani, ‘Chodo kal Ki Batein’. I really miss him here today.”
Apart from Rani, the event saw the presence of Rajkumar Hirani, Freida Pinto, Vicky Kaushal, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal, along with the minister for equality and culture, Martin Foley.
Meanwhile, Rani Mukerji was last seen in the YRF film Hichki. She played the role of a teacher with a Tourette syndrome who fights for the education of slum kids. The actress is yet to announce her next project.