Twinkle Khanna, Riteish Deshmukh, Karan Kapadia, and Others Pay Last Respects To Akshay Kumar's Mother Aruna Bhatia

Aruna Bhatia, Akshay Kumar's mother, died in Mumbai on Wednesday morning owing to age-related complications.

Twinkle Khanna, Riteish Deshmukh, Karan Kapadia, and Others Pay Last Respects To Akshay Kumar's Mother Aruna Bhatia
Twinkle Khanna, Riteish Deshmukh, Karan Kapadia, and Others Pay Last Respects To Akshay Kumar's Mother Aruna Bhatia

Aruna Bhatia, Akshay Kumar's mother, died in Mumbai on Wednesday morning owing to age-related complications. Her death rituals were performed at the Pawan Hans cremation in Vile Parle a few hours later. Akshay Kumar was seen arriving at the cremation with his wife, novelist Twinkle Khanna. The cremation was attended by Akshay's close friends from the film business, including Riteish Deshmukh, Rohit Shetty (who will helm Akshay in the upcoming film Sooryavanshi), and Sajid Khan. Akshay's close friends from the film industry, including Riteish Deshmukh, Rohit Shetty (who has directed Akshay in the upcoming film Sooryavanshi) and Sajid Khan, attended the cremation. Riteish has worked with Akshay in various films, including the Housefull franchise and Sajid Khan's Heyy Babyy. Nitara Khanna, Twinkle Khanna's daughter, and Karan Kapadia, Twinkle Khanna's cousin, were also photographed at the Pawan Hans cremation. 

Other celebrities who paid their tributes to Aruna Bhatia on Wednesday afternoon included producer Ramesh Taurani. 

On Wednesday morning, Akshay Kumar announced the death of his mother in a tweet. He wrote about "feeling an unbearable pain at the very core of his existence." His tweet read: "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." See it here:

After his mother's health deteriorated, Akshay Kumar came to Mumbai from London earlier this week. She was in the ICU of Mumbai's Hiranandani Hospital. Akshay has given an update on his mother's health after meeting her. "Your care for my mother's health has moved me beyond words. This is a particularly trying time for me and my family. Every single one of your prayers would be extremely beneficial "On Tuesday, he sent out a tweet that read: 

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