Renowned Indian actress Shabana Azmi will have the esteemed privilege of hoisting the Indian flag at the upcoming Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) on August 12, in celebration of the Independence Day weekend in Australia. The much-anticipated festival is all set to commence its annual event from August 11 to 20 this year.
Expressing her joy and honor to be a part of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Shabana Azmi was thrilled to have been chosen for the special task of hoisting the Indian national flag on this significant occasion.
“IFFM has consistently showcased the incredible diversity and creativity of Indian cinema, and it is heartwarming to be part of such a prestigious event that brings our cinema to global audiences,” the talented actress shared.
The platform is especially meaningful to Shabana Azmi as her film “Ghoomer,” directed by R Balki, is making its world premiere at the festival. Being granted the opportunity to hoist the tricolor of India in the presence of the vibrant Indian community residing in Australia holds great excitement for her.
A recipient of five National Film Awards, Shabana Azmi has graced the Indian film industry with exceptional performances in acclaimed films like ‘Sparsh’, ‘Arth’, ‘Masoom’, ‘City of Joy’, ‘Tehzeeb’, and ‘Midnight’s Children’. Her outstanding portrayals have not only garnered numerous accolades but have also served as an inspiration for a generation of actors and storytellers.
As the IFFM gears up to celebrate the richness and creativity of Indian cinema, Shabana Azmi’s presence as the flag bearer will undoubtedly add a touch of grandeur to the festivities, uniting audiences from different cultures in the spirit of cinematic brilliance.