With the world relishing the freedom to travel again after a long pandemic-induced lockdown, Bollywood stars too are heading to well-known tourism destinations. In fact, the celebrities from India have been holidaying abroad since late 2020 itself and their favourite spot is Maldives.
The most recent Bollywood star to head to the island nation is Alia Bhatt, who took a break from her busy shooting schedule for the vacation. Joining Alia are her sibling Shaheen Bhatt, and lifelong pals Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor and Anushka Rajan, making it a girls' gang.
Alia has now posted stunning pictures of her Maldives holiday and all of them have gone viral on social media. Anushka too has shared selfies with Alia and Akanksha on Instagram Stories. The photo shared by Alia has the cute heroine posing on the wide sandy beach in a sky-blue bikini, with the expansive blue sea in the background.
Alia’s upcoming projects
Among the major films Alia is now acting in are, S S Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gangubhai Kathiawadi’. In Rajamouli’s film, Alia’s co-stars are Ram Charan and Junior NTR. The actress is will also be sharing the screen space with Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Brahmastra.’
Indians rushing to Maldives
Maldives opened its borders again after the lockdown imposed in view of COVID-19, on July 15, 2020. Since then, resorts, live boards and guest houses have been hosting visitors from other countries.
After the travel restrictions were eased, tourism has witnessed a steady growth in Maldives. As per data with the Tourism Department of the island nation, the largest number of travellers to the country are from India. With India and Maldives introducing measures such as ‘travel bubble’, 62,905 holidaymakers from India arrived in the picturesque nation surrounded by the seas till the end of 2020.