Bollywood star Alia Bhatt expressed her apologies for not attending the prestigious IIFA Awards 2023 ceremony after winning the Best Actor award in a Leading Role (female) for her remarkable performance in Gangubai Kathiawadi. Reports suggest that Alia decided to skip the event due to her maternal grandfather, Narendra Nath Razdan, being hospitalized and in critical condition.
In a heartfelt note shared on her Instagram Stories, Alia thanked the IIFA organization and expressed her gratitude to the audience for their unwavering support. However, she regretfully mentioned her inability to attend the event in person. Alia’s absence did not go unnoticed, and film producer Jayantilal Gada accepted the award on her behalf.
The IIFA Awards 2023, held in Abu Dhabi, witnessed the presence of numerous Bollywood celebrities, including Salman Khan and Vicky Kaushal. Alia’s absence was attributed to a family emergency, with reports indicating her grandfather’s deteriorating health and his admission to Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital.
Alia’s grandfather, Narendra Nath Razdan, is the father of acclaimed actor Soni Razdan, who is married to filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. Alia and her sister Shaheen Bhatt, along with half-sister Pooja Bhatt, are part of this renowned Bollywood family. Recent paparazzi footage captured Alia’s car leaving her residence and heading towards the hospital, further confirming the family’s concern for her grandfather’s well-being. According to sources, he is suffering from a critical lung disease.
Despite this personal setback, Alia has a promising lineup of projects in the pipeline. She will soon be seen in Karan Johar’s upcoming film, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, alongside Ranveer Singh, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi. The film is set to release on July 28. Additionally, she has also signed Farhan Akhtar’s directorial venture, Jee Le Zaraa, featuring Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in lead roles, with filming expected to commence later this year.
As fans eagerly await updates on Alia Bhatt’s grandfather’s health and her professional endeavors, we extend our heartfelt wishes for his recovery and hope to see the talented actress back in action soon. Stay tuned for further developments in Alia’s personal and professional life.