Alia supports kids with heart diseases

Wednesday 09th October 2019 08:00 EDT

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt celebrated Gandhi Jayanti by supporting an initiative to raise funds for children suffering from heart diseases through a painting exhibition. Donned in a bright yellow dress, the actress expressed her joy on being able to support the cause as she addressed the paparazzi at the venue.

"I have been told that kids are more positive than adults because they don't know how bad the situation is and they don't have a negative frame of mind. I feel that's the reason they get cured faster," Alia was quoted as saying at the event. She went on to speak of the hospital facilities and also the initiative of raising funds which will be used in carrying out heart surgeries of kids.

Sharing her thoughts after inaugurating the exhibition named 'Art for the Heart' at Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children in Mumbai, Alia said, "I visited Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of this hospital, which is Asia's largest unit, and it's a really good and proud thing for all of us. It's the first year of Art for the Heart initiative, where they are raising funds through this painting exhibition, so that they can carry out heart surgery of kids."

Accompanying Alia was Sumitra Venkatesh, a paediatric cardiologist at the hospital. "I feel Sumitra ma'am along with the other doctors and staff of Wadia Hospital is doing a fantastic job by helping people at reduced rates and sometimes free of cost. I feel we should support and encourage them so that people can understand things like these also require funds," said Alia.

Alia is currently busy shooting for ‘Sadak 2’ that is being helmed by her father, Mahesh Bhatt. She will also be seen in the highly anticipated film ‘Brahmastra’, directed by Ayan Mukerji and co-starring Ranbir Kapoor.

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