Aanand L Rai’s mother passes away, Akshay Kumar attends her funeral despite his personal loss

This morning, Akshay Kumar disclosed the passing away of his mother, Aruna Bhatia. She was critical and admitted to the ICU, and the actor, who was shooting for a film in the U.K., flew back to Mumbai to be with her. As per reports, the star reportedly told his producers to carry on shooting with scenes that do not require his presence.

While the actor was dealing with this tragic loss, his close friend and filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s mother passed away on the same morning. Despite his personal tragedy, Kumar was seen arriving at the Oshiwara crematorium to pay his last respects to Aanand L Rai’s mother. He wore a white kurta and sported a face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.

Akshay Kumar and Aanand L Rai are working together in the film ‘Rakshabandhan’, which also stars Bhumi Pednekar. They have also collaborated for ‘Atrangi Re’, which has been delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The comedy-drama co-starring Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush has been directed by Aanand L Rai.

Akshay tweeted earlier today, “’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”.

Several Bollywood celebs offered their condolences to Akshay Kumar and Aanand L Rai after their mothers passed away. For more such updates, stay tuned to ‘The India Chron’.