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Just like every year, the iconic landmark of the Federation Square in Melbourne is going to witness the presence of thousands of Indian-Australians for the hoisting of the Indian National Flag ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. The ceremony is part of the annual Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), which is celebrating its 10th year in 2019. One of the most successful Bollywood filmmakers, Karan Johar has been chosen to do the honours of hoisting the flag this year.

 

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With courage as its central theme, the key highlight of the 10-day-long festival is the annual flag hoisting. Karan Johar, who is always known for directing films which cater to the Indian Diaspora in a big way, will hoist the flag in the presence of a large public gathering that comes to witness the patriotic spectacle each year. The event will take place on 11th August 2019. Also present in the company will the High Commissioner of India in Australia and The Mayor of Melbourne.

“I’m looking forward to be celebrating Indian Independence Day in one of the world’s most vibrant multicultural cities, Melbourne. The sense of community and unity centres around the pride of our flag and the celebration of India’s independence is something I’m looking forward to. It’s truly an honour for me to be the one this year to hoist our tricolour at the landmark in Melbourne,” said Karan Johar in a statement.

 

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Meanwhile, Karan Johar is presently busy preparing for his next directorial venture, Takht. The period drama boasts of an unbelievably huge cast including Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Anil Kapoor. Johar is looking at beginning production in early 2020.