Akshay Kumar's mother passes away, was admitted to Hiranandani Hospital
Akshay Kumar has lost his "core" today. His mother, Aruna Bhatia passed away today morning, the actor confirmed the sad news on his social media handles. "She was my core. And today I feel an unbearable pain at the very core of my existence," Kumar tweeted, adding that his mother has "peacefully left this world." May her soul rest in peace!
She was my core. And today I feel an unbearable pain at the very core of my existence. My maa Smt Aruna Bhatia peacefully left this world today morning and got reunited with my dad in the other world. I respect your prayers as I and my family go through this period. Om Shanti 🙏🏻— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 8, 2021
Bhatia was admitted to Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai last week, in a critical condition. Upon hearing this, the superstar had flown in from the UK, to be by her side. That time, he had tweeted, "Touched beyond words at your concern for my mom's health. This is a very tough hour for me and my family. Every single prayer of yours would greatly help."
As soon as this news broke, condolence messages started pouring in from Kumar's friends. Ajay Devgn, who shares a close bond with him, said, "Dear Akki, Heartfelt condolences on your mother's passing away. May Arunaji's soul find eternal peace. Condolences to you & your family. Om Shanti." Nikkhil Advani, Neil Nitin Mukesh, and Hiten Tejwani too gave him strength to soldier through this loss.
The Ajnabee star was shooting in Britain for Cinderella, which is a remake of Ratsasan, a Tamil psychological thriller, that released in 2018. Co-starring Rakul Preet Singh, the film is being helmed by his Bell Bottom director Ranjit M Tewari. Coming back to his mother, Kumar has repeatedly said in many of his interviews that he "would be nothing and no one without her."
"The bond between a mother and her son is so strong yet so gentle...nothing could come between us, no amount of miles or continents can keep us from letting each other know every day that I would be nothing and no one without her."
Apart from Cinderella, Kumar is awaiting the release of Atrangi Re that has Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush as co-stars. He also has Bachchan Pandey, where Kriti Sanon is his co-actor. The 53-year-old will also feature in Prithviraj, a biopic of Prithviraj Chauhan and Sooryavanshi, his cop drama directed by Rohit Shetty. Raksha Bandhan and Ram Setu round up his 2021 project slate.