Veteran actor and MP Vinod Khanna, 70, passed away this morning. The news came as a shock to his fans and well-wishers. Two weeks ago, the actor was admitted in the hospital, reportedly, due to severe dehydration and his son, Akshaye Khanna reassured well-wishers that his father was recovering well. A photograph of him also surfaced on social media, where he was looking frail and weak.
Considered one of the most handsome heroes of his time, Vinod Khanna started his career as a villain with Mann Ka Meet and went on to become a beloved hero of the Bollywood. He is still remembered for his roles in Qaid, Zaalim, Hera Pheri, Amar Akbar Anthony, Parvarish, Khoon Pasina, Zameer, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, The Burning Train, Qurbani, Hum Tum aur Woh, Aap Ki Khatir, Lahu Ke Do Rang to name a few. After a small break from the industry, he came back in the late 80’s and starred in Jurm, Chandni, Insaaf, Eena Meena Deeka, Insaniyat Ka Devta but unfortunately, the movies did not do well. The audience last saw him on-screen in Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 2 (2012) and Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale (2015).
But Vinod Khanna will always be remembered as the most charming actors Bollywood has ever had.
— Prince Thomas (@pmt_sojourner) April 27, 2017
RIP Vinod Khanna. Thank you for bringing so many classic stories to life. End of an era.
— Aditi (@awryaditi) April 27, 2017
#VinodKhanna was always very poised.
And had such control on screen.
Had a great career.
And, some stellar roles.
Rest in peace, sir.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) April 27, 2017
Dayawan no more RIP Vinod Khanna ji pic.twitter.com/lSHI7rqGWM
— Sanjay Binjola (@binjocheerful) April 27, 2017
Original heartthrob of Hindi Cinema Vinod Khanna says goodbye
— RAHUL THAKUR (@rahulvats199) April 27, 2017
Vinod Khanna was one actor who cud have been tough competition to AB, he had it all, the looks, the talent, screen presence.
— ‘Bahubali’ Ratnakar (@GabbarSanghi) April 27, 2017
R.I.P. Vinod Khanna. pic.twitter.com/n3tEdoeNCv
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) April 27, 2017
RIP THE DEPARTED SOUL OF VINOD KHANNA. http://t.co/th6Foai4X7
— Arya Ghosh (@Aryanaura) April 27, 2017
Vinod Khanna we will miss you. RIP
— S Thaosen (@sthaosen) April 27, 2017
So much handsomeness. So much swag when swag was not a word we knew. They don’t make them like him anymore. #RIP.
— Kiran Manral (@KiranManral) April 27, 2017
Veteran actor Vinod Khanna’s sudden demise is shocking.His contribution to film industry will be long remembered. May his soul rest in peace
— Prof Rajendar Sharma (@rajendarksharma) April 27, 2017
— NARESH CHOUHAN (@realnareshmanju) April 27, 2017
Vinod Khanna passes away, was suffering from cancer. A great loss.
— Nagarjun Dwarakanath (@nagarjund) April 27, 2017
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) April 27, 2017
One of the most handsome actors of Bollywood!
RIP Vinod Khanna pic.twitter.com/TI4IONoLrF
— Tavleen Singh Aroor (@Tavysingh) April 27, 2017