Actor Akshay Kumar's mother, Aruna Bhatia passed away on the morning hours of Wednesday, September 8. Aruna Bhatia, who is said to have been unwell for the last few days, was admitted to a private hospital in Mumbai on September 3. She was admitted to the ICU ward of the hospital as her health condition was critical. On hearing the news, Akshay Kumar, who was in the UK shooting for his next film, immediately rushed to Mumbai. Early today (September 8), Aruna Bhatia breathed her last. Akshay Kumar officially confirmed the death of her mother through a tweet on his page.

He called his mother's death an unbearable pain, adding that she was his core strength. Akshay Kumar's official note 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". Several notable personalities from the film industry have extended their heartfelt condolences to Akshay Kumar and his family and the fans are also mourning the loss on social media. At this moment, Galatta Media also expresses deepest condolences to Akshay Kumar on the demise of his dear mother.

On the professional front, Akshay Kumar was last seen in the recently released Bell Bottom which had a theatrical release. Akshay also has Atrangi Re (directed by Aanand L Rai) in which he will be seen alongside Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan. Sooryavanshi, Prithiviraj, Bachchan Pandey, Ram Setu, and Raksha Bandhan are the other films of Akshay Kumar that are lined up for release. The sensational star is currently shooting for Cinderella, the Hindi remake of the Tamil blockbuster, Ratsasan. For now, check out Akshay Kumar's tweet on the demise of his mother, Aruna Bhatia here: