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Alia Bhatt sings ‘Ikk Kuddi’ at her charity gala dinner in London

(Photo credit: Alia Bhatt/Instagram)

By: Mohnish Singh

As reported earlier, Alia Bhatt recently hosted her first charity gala in London. The actress organised the Hope Gala on Thursday evening to raise funds for underprivileged adolescents in India through the Salaam Bombay Foundation.

The event was attended by many renowned personalities. Musician Harshdeep Kaur, comedian Rohan Joshi, and director Gurinder Chadha were also present at the event.

Bhatt attended the event in a stunning ivory saree by designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. As per the designer’s Instagram caption, the six-yard drape in a pristine ivory shade was tailored in 1994. The timeless silhouette featured deft Resham work, embroidered with floral silk threads.

Bhatt also served another look at the gala. She was also spotted wearing an elegant gown with a huge blue sapphire and diamond necklace.

Hours after hosting the gala, Alia took to Instagram and shared glimpses of the important event.

She also dropped an adorable video in which she can be seen singing the ‘Ikk Kuddi’ song with Harshdeep Kaur.

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Throughout the evening guests were encouraged to take part in a silent auction to raise funds for Salaam Bombay, featuring coveted exclusive items and experiences including suite nights at various Mandarin Oriental hotels, Alia’s jewellery worn at the Met Gala, and a custom-designed saree by ace Indian designer Manish Malhotra, as per a statement.

On hosting her first charity gala, Bhatt said, “Hosting my inaugural charity gala in collaboration with the Salaam Bombay Foundation and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has been an incredible experience. I’ve long admired Padmini Sekhsaria’s unwavering dedication to uplifting at-risk youth in India’s slums, offering them hope and opportunity. I’m happy to have played a small part in helping these children reshape their narratives. Furthermore, holding the Hope Gala at such a prestigious venue is a genuine privilege, as I’ve always been a fan of Mandarin Oriental’s exceptional hospitality. Today marks just the beginning of our efforts, and with the support of our generous contributors, I’m confident we’ll make significant strides in empowering future generations.”

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