Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna, who was hospitalised last week due to severe dehydration, has responded positively to treatment and is stable, doctors treating him confirmed.
“The actor was admitted to Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital on Friday with severe dehydration. He is under the care of our doctors and has responded positively to the treatment and is now stable,” the hospital spokesperson said.
“His family thanks his well-wishers for the good wishes and requests to respect their privacy,” he added.
Vinod Khanna’s son Rahul told foreign media on Tuesday: “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.”
Rahul, who is also an actor, added that the family is “touched by all the good wishes pouring in”.
The 70-year-old actor has featured in films like Mere Apne, Insaaf and Amar, Akbar, Anthony.
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan said he was quite shocked seeing the Dabangg star’s latest photograph that has been circulated on social media and wished a speedy recovery to the veteran who was hospitalised last week.
Irrfan, who was present at the trailer launch of his upcoming film Hindi Medium, told the media: “I am very upset to know that Vinod Khannaji is not well. I wish him a speedy recovery.”
He further added, “For me, he and Dharmendra sahaab are the most handsome actors of the Hindi film industry. Today, when I saw his picture, I was so shocked! I was very shocked to see his latest picture. If I can help in any way, I will do that, I am ready to donate my organ if needed. I want to pray to Almighty so that he can get well soon.”
Previously, rumour had it that Vinod had been diagnosed with bladder cancer.
A hospital spokesperson said, “His family thanks his well wishers for the good wishes and requests to respect their privacy.”