It’s been close to two weeks since Actor-politician Vinod Khanna passed away following prolonged illness, leaving his near and dear ones, the film fraternity and his fans in remorse. The actor died on April 27 of bladder cancer at a hospital in Mumbai. He was 70.
The entire film industry along with his many fans and relatives mourned his demise. He was not only known for his acting skills but also for being one of the most handsome men of his time.
Post his death, Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Girgaon released a statement saying, “Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Mr. Vinod Khanna, who was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital breathed his last at 11.20 am due to advanced bladder carcinoma.”
In a report posted by Indian express, it was revealed that the actor apparently never wanted anyone to know about his illness. During one of his interviews early this year, the superstar was asked by the constituency as to why he had stayed away for a long time. That’s when he had to reveal that he was suffering from cancer.
Being a public figure and a politician, his absence from the constituency of Gurdaspur was being noticed and hence, questions were raised. When he was finally back, the media confronted him and was asked as to why he wasn’t present at the constituency even during the Pathankot attack incident.
In the same interview, he disclosed that his cancer got detected six years back when his daughter was giving an important school exam and hence, he didn’t want to reveal it at that time.
He also mentioned that he had undergone some surgeries, and hence, did not have to go through heavy chemotherapy. The actor even had to visit Germany a few times for his treatment. He felt that he had won his battle as even the doctors had agreed that he was 80% cured. But unfortunately, he couldn’t survive.
Till the very end, Khanna was active in Bollywood. His last few memorable screen outings were in Salman Khan’s “Dabangg” series and Shah Rukh Khan’s “Dilwale” in 2015.