Legendary Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passes away

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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

Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna responds to treatments positively and is stable

Shraddha Khanna.

The legendary actor became one of the most famous film stars in the 1970s and 1980s. He was one of the few actors from that era who transitioned successfully from villain to hero.

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.

Vinod Khanna. PHOTO COURTESY: MID-DAY

“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.

 




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