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Alia Bhatt Hosts Inaugural Hope Gala Empowering At-Risk Youths

Alia Bhatt Hosts Inaugural Hope Gala Empowering At-Risk Youths

In a star-studded affair, Bollywood luminary Alia Bhatt hosted her inaugural charity gala in collaboration with Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London. The event, held to support the Salaam Bombay Foundation, witnessed the presence of prominent global personalities and aimed to uplift at-risk youths towards a brighter future.

The Salaam Bombay Foundation, led by founder Padmini Sekhsaria, is dedicated to providing pathways for purpose and economic opportunities to slum children, empowering them to complete their education and pursue better-paying jobs and vocations.

“Every child deserves a chance to thrive,” asserts Alia Bhatt, reflecting on her admiration for the Foundation’s tireless efforts. With families in Indian slums surviving on meager incomes, and a significant dropout rate among school children, the Foundation’s mission is pivotal in breaking the cycle of poverty and creating avenues for success.

The event witnessed a gathering of distinguished guests, including actress and model Poppy Delevingne, Chanel CEO Leena Nair, filmmakers Richie Mehta and Gurinder Chadha, and many others. Alia Bhatt, adorned in exquisite Bulgari jewelry and a custom-designed Gucci gown, graced the gala with elegance and grace.

Amidst captivating performances by renowned artists and culinary delights curated by Michelin-star chefs, guests actively participated in a silent auction to raise funds for Salaam Bombay. Exclusive items and experiences, including suite nights at Mandarin Oriental hotels and Alia’s Met Gala jewelry, were featured, furthering the cause of empowering underprivileged children.

In a fireside chat with YouTube star Rohan Joshi, Alia Bhatt emphasized the transformative power of storytelling. Beyond entertainment, she envisions cinema as a medium to spark meaningful conversations, evoke emotions, and inspire positive change. Through her advocacy and philanthropic endeavors, Alia aims to magnify the message of hope, creating opportunities for at-risk youths worldwide.

The success of the inaugural Hope Gala underscores the collective effort to foster community support for Salaam Bombay’s initiatives. With unwavering faith in a brighter tomorrow, Alia Bhatt continues to champion the cause of empowering the next generation, both on and off the screen.

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