Bollywood icon, Vinod Khanna dies at 70
Veteran Bollywood actor, Vinod Khanna, known as the heartthrob of Hindi films in the 1970s and 1980s, died on Thursday at a Mumbai hospital. He was 70.
Khanna, who was also a film producer and a politician, died at the HN Reliance Foundation hospital, a hospital spokesperson confirmed.
He was suffering from cancer.
Khanna made his debut in films in 1968, after which he went on to become one of the Hindi film industry’s biggest stars over two decades.
He is remembered for his performances in “Mere Apne” (My Own), “Mera Gaon Mera Desh” (My Village, My Country) in which he played the role of a villain, “Kucche Dhage” (Fragile Thread)” and “Achanak” (Suddenly).