Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away at the age of 70 on Thursday.
The Amar Akbar Anthony star was reportedly battling cancer. He was hospitalised last month due to severe dehydration, however, had responded positively to treatment
He received the Filmfare award in the best supporting actor category for Haath Ki Safaai, and in 1999 he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.
“It is said that when Sunil Dutt saw Vinod Khanna for the first time what attracted him to the young boy was that he was from Peshawar, now in Pakistan. Dutt decided to launch Khanna and his younger brother Som Dutt in his home production Man ka Meet (1968),” Indian film journalist Bhawana Somaaya wrote in the Quint, The News Minute reported.