Mumbai: Veteran actor Vinod Khanna, who will be seen in Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi releasing on April 2, has been admitted to HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai.
The actor was taken to the hospital on Friday. Initially, his family refrained from speaking anything about his illness. However, Vinod Khanna’s son Rahul Khanna finally issued a statement on Tuesday.
“Dad was hospitalised on Friday for severe dehydration. The situation was quickly brought under control, he’s doing much better and the 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,” Rahul said.
A close associate also said it is not serious. He said, “I am not allowed to reveal anything but Vinod ji is getting better and there is nothing serious. We are just wishing that he is out of the hospital soon.”
An official from the hospital, however stated that Vinod Khanna was admitted on Sunday. “He was admitted on Sunday, April 2, and not on Friday, March 31 (some reports came in that the veteran actor was hospitalised on Friday). Also, the patient’s family members have asked us not to reveal more details, but there is definitely an improvement in Vinod Khannaji’s health,” the official said.
Vinod Khanna’s deteriorated health could be one reason why he missed the trailer launch of his movie, Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi, in which he is portraying the role of the king of Gwalior, opposite Hema Malini who is playing the role of Vijaya Raje Scindia, the queen of Gwalior.
Vinod Khanna’s sons, Akshaye and Rahul Khanna, have not commented on his health either. More information is awaited on the situation and in the meanwhile, we wish him speedy recovery.