Barely recognizable, haggard, frail and certainly in poor health, do you recognize this Vinod Khanna? The once-dashing-actor who posed stiff competition to Amitabh Bachchan and MP from Gurdaspur has been admitted to HN Reliance Foundation & Research Centre in Girgaum last Friday.
Hospital sources and close family have refused to comment and remain tight-lipped about his condition. The actor though had reportedly revealed her had cancer at a press conference in Gurdaspur in February.
Son Rahul Khanna has said his dad was being treated for severe dehydration and was improving.”Doctors are looking to discharge him soon. Our family is most grateful for the extraordinary care he’s been receiving at the hospital and we are touched by all the good wishes pouring in,” he adds.
Undoubtedly one of the most handsome and charming actors, he is one of the few who debuted as a villain –he was discovered and launched by the late Sunil Dutt in Man Ka Meet ( 1968).The 70-year-old actor is remembered for his superhit films Mere Apne, Achanak, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Imtihaan, Amar Akbar Anthony,Qurbani and Dayavaan.
Quitting films at the peak of his career in 1982, to follow spiritual guru Osho,Vinod Khanna returned after a 5-year gap with Insaaf and Satyamev Jayate.
The actor,if reports are true, is suffering from cancer of the bladder. The film fraternity and his fans hope he will beat this one!