"I feel extremely proud to be appointed brand ambassador of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne for the second time in a row," said Vidya.
"Thank you very much the State of Victoria, the honourable minister. It's wonderful to have met you," she added.
Vidya kept her look very simple and elegant at the event - in a white sari with lace detailing and gold hoops.
The actress shared the stage with Malaika Arora, director Farah Khan and model Dipannita Sharma.
In picture: Vidya Balan
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