Hundreds of Bollywood fans waited patiently at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday to see the former Miss World turned Bollywood legend walk the red carpet for the Indian Film Festival Awards Night.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,43, is the first woman to hoist the Indian flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IIFM).

Aishwarya who was in Melbourne to attend the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2017, hoisted the Indian flag to mark the 70th Independence Day celebration. Her five-year-old daughter Aaradhya accompanied Aishwarya.

The mother-daughter duo stole the limelight with their appearance. Aishwarya opted for a sea green Indian outfit while Aaradhya wore a lehenga.

After kicking up a storm at Cannes with her dreamy princess-ly looks, Aishwarya RaiBachchan is making headlines once again.

On Friday night, Aishwarya walked the red carpet in stunning black embroidered dress. She was awarded the Westpac IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema award at the event.

The former Miss World addressed the large crowd and thanked her many fans

 "I'm so humbled and filled with gratitude to be given this award. We as creative people always wish to do more, and I'm far far away from rest. As an artist, I have so much more to explore, but it's great to have this honour. But above all, I must thank the fans, who have loved me so immensely and it's because of you, we get to live our dream, our passion," Aishwarya said after winning the award.

A soon as their pictures started doing the rounds on social media, Bachchan's fans couldn't stop showering her with compliments. Steal a glance at a few photos from Melbourne.