Mumbai: The social media was shocked after a gaunt-looking picture of veteran actor Vinod Khanna went viral. And soon after, the actor’s death hoax started doing the rounds.
While there have been rumours about the actor battling cancer, he had been admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai on Sunday, April 2, 2017 due to severe dehydration.
Rahul Khanna in a statement said, “Dad was hospitalised on Friday (March 31) for severe dehydration. The situation was quickly brought under control, he’s doing much better and the doctors are looking to discharge him soon.”
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Rahul also added that the family is “touched by all the good wishes pouring in”.
Amidst the chaos, Salman Khan who considers Vinod Khanna as his mentor and lucky mascot paid a late-night visit to the hospital to check on Khanna’s health. The two were seen playing as a father-son duo in the very popular Dabangg series.
The spokesperson of Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, where the veteran actor is presently being treated, has stated that Khanna is stable now and is responding well to the treatment.
Vinod Khanna will next be seen in the film named ‘Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi’ which also stars actress Hema Malini.