Doctors treating Vinod Khanna at Mumbai hospital say he's stable

Updated: Apr 09, 2017, 15:09 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

After a photo of veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna sparked rumours of him suffering from cancer, doctors at the Mumbai hospital said he's suffering from dehydration and is now stable

Viral photo sparks rumours of Vinod Khanna suffering from cancer
Vinod Khanna

A photo of veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna, who is hospitalised in Mumbai, has gone viral online and sparked rumours of him suffering from cancer.

Several media reports suggest the actor is suffering from bladder cancer.

Khanna was hospitalised in HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Girgaum on Friday night. His son, Rahul, had at the time said that the doctors were looking to discharge him soon. 

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."

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.

Earlier, Vinod Khanna's family said he has been hospitalised due to 'severe dehydration'.

Vinod Khanna was hospitalised in HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Girgaum on Friday night.

His son, Rahul, had 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 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.

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