Actor Akshaye Khanna has reportedly put rumours of his father and Bollywood veteran Vinod Khanna's 'death' to rest and confirmed that he is indeed recovering well. " Ailing actor-politician Vinod Khanna has been hospitalised in Mumbai for severe dehydration since over a week.
Vinod Khanna, a sitting Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Gurdaspur district of Punjab, was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai on March 31. A photo of Vinod Khanna went viral online and sparked rumours of him suffering from cancer. Several media reports suggested the actor was suffering from bladder cancer. In the picture that is doing the rounds on social media, Vinod Khanna looks pale and has lost a lot of weight. As soon as the photo went viral, fans of the actor started pouring in well wishes on Twitter.
According to a hospital spokesperson, he is stable and improving. A spokesperson for the HN Reliance Foundation Hospital said, "Vinod Khanna was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation hospital on Friday with severe dehydration. He is under the care of our doctors and has responded positively to the treatment and is now stable. His family thanks his well wishers for the good wishes and requests to respect their privacy." Vinod Khanna's son, Rahul, had earlier said 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 Khanna told PTI earlier. "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 added.