Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's father Salim Khan has been operated for hernia at Lilavati Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai on Tuesday.

"He (Salim) has undergone hernia operation. There is nothing to worry," a family friend told PTI.

Salman's father Salim Khan hospitalised in Mumbai
Salim Khan. File pic

Salim Khan's family members, including Salman Khan, were present at the hospital.

Sources say he is likely to get discharged from the hospital by Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Salim, as part of the prolific screenwriting duo Salim-Javed, wrote popular films like "Haathi Mere Saathi", "Zanjeer", "Sholay", "Deewar", "Trishul", "Mr India" among others.

He has two wives Sushila Charak (Salma Khan) and actress Helen.

(With inputs from PTI)