Support for Khushbu as Dandenong’s Little India ambassador grows

By Prachi Panchal

Mayor of the City of Greater Dandenong Cr Jim Memeti believes that Indian actor and producer Khushbu Sundar would be a great ambassador for Little India precinct in Dandenong.

Cr Jim had recently met the South Indian actor during Australia India Innovations Inc.’s (AIII) Indian Independence Day celebrations at Harmony Square in Dandenong, during which Khushbu had offered to volunteer as ambassador.

“I am happy to help the small businesses of Australian Indian community with additional profiling and exposure,” said Khushbu.

Support for Khushbu as Dandenong’s Little India ambassador grows
Khushbu Sundar with Nitin Gupta

Khushbu had visited Melbourne on an invitation by former ministerial adviser Nitin Gupta. She had paid a visit to existing Little India precinct in Dandenong as well along with prominent Victorian Indians such as Aravind Putta, Karthik Arasu, Jeyashree Nishtala, Nithya Remesan and Shilpa Hegde.

Khushbu had also visited City of Wyndham offices along with Cr Intaj Khan, who had a detailed discussion with her about the proposed Little India in Wyndham, and had also driven Khushbu around the City to show her prospective movie locations.

“This is a major boost for Melbourne’s Little India to be in a position to bring Khushbu in as brand ambassador,” said Anchal Agarwal.

Support for Khushbu as Dandenong’s Little India ambassador grows

“It would be a real honour to have Khushbu as an ambassador for Dandenong’s Little India. I am very excited about the idea, and take this opportunity to thank Mr Nitin Gupta,” said Neha Soudagar, youth ambassador for Dandenong’s Little India as well as the AFL India Ambassador for Richmond Tigers FC.

Khushbu had also visited Cranbourne with community leader Aravind Putta who has been leading the campaign to have a Little India precinct allocated in Cranbourne as well, going purely on the basis of census data. Khushbu had also visited the Casey Fields Sports complex, and Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne along with local Cranbourne residents Jemima Sheba and Aahana Gupta, as she has been hunting for locations around Victoria to shoot her future movie projects.

Khushbu is also the “honorary member” and “number one ticket-holder” for Richmond Tigers FC. She is the first Indian to be given this honour by any AFL Club in Australia.