Actor Akshay Kumar took to social media on Tuesday to share a note of thanks to his fans. Akshay confirmed that his mother Aruna Bhatia is ill and thanked his fans for their concern.
“I am touched beyond words in your concern for my mother’s health. This is a very difficult hour for me and my family. Each of your prayers will help a lot,” he wrote in his message. Akshay also added an emoji of folded hands to his post. +
The actor returned to Mumbai from London on Monday morning. His family, wife Twinkle Khanna and daughter Nitara are no longer with him. It was reported that Aruna was admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital in Mumbai and that Akshay cut short his trip to the US to be by her side.
Akshay was earlier in the UK where he was shooting his upcoming movie Cinderella, produced by Vashu Bhagnani and directed by Ranjit M Tewari.
Akshay shared a photo from London in August. And he went out for a tour of the city after completing the quarantine there. “Just finished quarantine in London today and got outside for some fresh air,” he wrote, adding an image of him riding a bike across a street. Akshay also spoke about how a cycling session amidst the lush green trees in the background reminded him of Pratlam ki Galian in Madhya Pradesh, India. He added, “One look around and I was immediately transported to Ratlam which I remember visiting as a kid during my summer vacation. Anywhere I could see the missing Ratlam ki Galian.”
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He recently appeared in Ranjit M Tewari’s thriller spy spy Bell Bottom. BellBottom is released in theaters August 19. The film stars Akshay as an R&AW agent. It is based on the hijackings that took place in India in the early 1980s. Lara Dutta Bhupathi wrote the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who was in power at the time. Vaani Kapoor is also part of the movie.
Later he will appear in the following films – Prithiviraj, Sooryavanshi, Bachchan Pandey, Atrangi Re, Ram Setu and Raksha Bandhan.