As India is celebrating its 75 years of Independence on Monday, Abhishek Bachchan and Kapil Dev hoisted the National Flag at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
Last week, Abhishek Bachchan, Kapil Dev, Shefali Shah and many other Indian celebrities jetted off to Melbourne, Australia, to attend the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022. The Bollywood and Indian sports stars talked about Hindi cinema during the opening ceremony of the film festival. As India is celebrating 75 years of Independence on Monday, Abhishek Bachchan and Kapil Dev hoisted the National Flag in Melbourne.
Taking to his Instagram handle, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan shared glimpses of him hoisting the Indian Tricolour in Melbourne. In the picture, the actor could be seen standing with legendary cricketer Kapil Dev and the organisers of the film festival as they looked at the shining National Flag with pride. Sharing the picture, Bachchan wrote, "Saare jahaan se achha, Hindustan humara. (Our India is better than the entire world) " He further wished his fans a happy Independence Day.
Ahead of the commencement of the film festival, it was announced that Abhishek Bachchan and Kapil Dev will hoist the Indian tricolor together on Independence Day. In a statement to ANI, the Dasvi star mentioned that the event would market the friendship between India and Australia and added that he was proud to host the Indian flag. The actor stated that he was over the moon to share the moment with former cricketer Kapil Dev as it will see the worlds of cinema and cricket coming together.