Veteran actor, Vinod Khanna, was admitted at the H.N Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Girgaum, Mumbai, last Friday. Subsequently, this unverified picture of the 1970s superstar surfaced online.
Initial reports suggested that the actor is suffering from severe dehydration. But after this photograph emerged, speculations were rife about the nature of his illness on social media.
Can you recognize this actor ？ Great actor of our time Vinod Khanna now suffering from bladder cancer. God bless him for speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/iIaw2ALXvk— Mrs Butterfly (@AdminMom) April 6, 2017
His son, Rahul Khanna, however, says the doctors are looking to discharge him soon. "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," Rahul told PTI.
"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," he adds.
Hospital sources also confirmed that the actor is recovering well and is much better.