Veteran Bollywood star Vinod Khanna breathed his last today at a hospital in Mumbai after a long battle with advanced bladder cancer.
The late Amar Akbar Anthony actor was hospitalised for more than a month and got his fans and well-wishers worried after a pic of ill and pale Vinod Khanna got leaked on the Internet.
Vinod Khanna, during a media interaction early this year, revealed that he would not have let that secret come out in the open if he was not a politician.
The late Bollywood actor broke the news of his cancer when he was asked about his absence in his constituency.
He said that he had been suffering from cancer for six years.
The late actor had said that he did not let this news come out as his daughter was giving an important school exam and needed her parents’ support.
The actor-politician was under medication and travelled to Germany several times for the surgeries. According to him, he had once felt he has finally won this battle as even doctors considered him 80 percent cured.
However, fate had plans of its own as the actor passed away at 11.20 AM today due to advanced bladder carcinoma.
Khanna, born in Peshawar in present-day Pakistan, was a sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian from the Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab.