Bollywood suffered a major loss today as veteran actor Vinod Khanna took his last breath earlier today. The actor was hospitalized last month for severe dehydration and was battling cancer for several years. The actor who was 70 years old had worked in more than 100 Bollywood films and was a total heartthrob in the early 90s as he had people swooning over this good looks and hit films. Khanna was also active in politics and a Member of Parliament from Gurudaspur. The actor gave up a life of glitz and glamor at the peak of his career to join the spiritual leader Osho. However, he soon ventured back into films and we last saw him onscreen in blockbusters like Dabangg, Dabangg 2 and Dilwale. The actor’s funeral is set to take place today afternoon.
Several members of the Bollywood fraternity took to Twitter to share their condolences.
His screen presence is unparalleled even today…his super star swag is what we grew up on….RIP #VinodKhanna …thoughts and prayers….
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 27, 2017
Sad to learn about the passing away of #VinodKhanna Sir,one of the most charismatic actors…truly end of an era.Condolences to the family🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 27, 2017
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) April 27, 2017
He will live on forever in all of our hearts as a true hero … #VinodKhanna
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) April 27, 2017
Sad to hear about #VinodKhanna sir ! May he rest in peace 🙏
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) April 27, 2017
#Vinodkhanna will always remain the coolest and most good looking actor to grace the Indian screens.The industry has lost a legend today.
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 27, 2017
The talented actor will continue live on in our hearts forever and the Indian film industry mourns the loss of its original heartthrob. Here's a tribute to the very talented actor, who will be missed a lot.