WATCH: Alia Bhatt sings Udta Punjab song ‘Ikk Kuddi’ at her charity gala event in London

Alia Bhatt was spotted in an amazing gown with a large blue sapphire and diamond necklace.

Actress Alia Bhatt recently held her first charity event in London.

The actress hosted the “Hope Gala” on Thursday evening to benefit poor adolescents in India through the Salaam Bombay Foundation. Many well-known personalities attended the event. Musician Harshdeep Kaur, comedian Rohan Joshi, and director Gurinder Chadha were also present.


Alia wore a gorgeous ivory saree designed by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla to the event.

According to the designer’s Instagram comment, the six-yard drape in pure ivory was tailored in 1994.

The timeless silhouette featured intricate resham work embroidered with floral silk threads. Alia’s Desi look wowed fans.

“How gorgeous,” a social media user commented.

“Stunning,” another person wrote.

Alia also provided another peek from the gala. She was also seen wearing an amazing gown with a large blue sapphire and diamond necklace.

Hours after hosting the gala, Alia turned to Instagram to share highlights from the occasion.

She also shared a lovely video in which she sang the song ‘Ikk Kuddi’ with Harshdeep Kaur from the movie Udta Punjab.

Throughout the evening, guests were encouraged to participate in a silent auction to benefit Salaam Bombay, which featured coveted exclusive items and experiences such as suite nights at various Mandarin Oriental hotels, Alia’s Met Gala jewellery, and a custom-designed saree by ace Indian designer Manish Malhotra, according to a statement.

Guests were treated to a gastronomic experience inspired by the best of Indian and British cuisines, prepared by Michelin-star chefs Vineet Bhatia and Jason Atherton, as well as dishes by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Francisco Hernandez.

Alia Bhatt remarked that presenting her first charity gala in cooperation with the Salaam Bombay Foundation and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group was a fantastic 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.”