Actor Vinod Khanna once acknowledged as one of the most handsome heroes of the Bollywood industry passed away at Mumbai hospital today on Thursday. The actor was 70 and had suffered cancer of the bladder. Doctors and family were expecting recovery but his condition worsened and he succumbed today.
Millions of fans across India and abroad reacted instantly to the shocking news of his death. The film fraternity rose to pay their last respects to the departed soul and almost everyone in the film industry is deeply saddened by the death of one of their most favourite colleague a friend and a superstar of Bollywood.
Prominent personalities in the industry and in India who took to social media had a lot to say for the departed soul. Here are some of the extracts
In lieu of the late actor Vinod Khanna's demise this morning, ' Baahubali ' team has cancelled the premier of ' Baahubali 2:The Conclusion' tonight. Considering his death is a huge loss to the Bollywood Industry. Karan Johar confirmed the news , saying its with a mark of respect.
Actor producer writer Karan Johar n his tweet says, His screen presence is unparalleled even today.. His superstar Swag is what we grew up with. RIP#Vinod Khanna. In thoughts and prayers.
Yesteryear veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha and a close friend to Vinod Khanna said ' Truly Mere Apne', is one of my most admired and loved personalities , the supremely handsome and talented superstar is no more. Right from films to politics, Vinod Khanna and I sailed together and he leaves behind an entire generation and more of fans and admirers. He ended his tweet by saying, ' May his noble soul find solace in the land of almighty . Love you, miss you.
Actress Manisha Koirala conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the family on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors and that it's an unbelievable loss.
Superstar Akshay Kumar with the icon of folded palms paid homage to the departed soul saying it is sad to learn about the passing away of #Vinod Khanna Sir, one of the most charismatic actors... truly end of an era. Condolences to the family.
Actor Varun Dhawan said, the Industry has lost a legend today. Vinod Khanna will always remain the coolest and the most good looking actor to have graced the Indian Screens.
Actor producer Anupam Kher mentioned with folded palm icon.. . Vinod Khannaji had a magnetic charm and persona. Both on and off screen . He was kind, affectionate and helpful. Loved his panther like walk.
Actor Vivek Oberoi conveyed his heartfelt condolences to his colleague his contemporary Akshay Khanna, saying an Icon passes but the legend remains in our hearts and minds . RIP #VinodKhannaji .
Actress Shraddha Kapoor said You are one of the most loved, handsome and wonderful actors. A big loss to the Industry. We have lost a legend today. You will always be loved #Vinod Khanna RIP
Singing Legend Lata Mangeshkar in her tweet said, 'Apni Shaili Ke Behtareen Kalakar Vinod Khanna ji aaj hamare Bich nahi rahe. Mujhe is baat ka dukh hai.
Actress Sonakshi Sinha said its a huge loss to the film industry. One of the nicest and most charming gentleman and ' I've had the pleasure of working with. # Dabangg . # Vinod Khanna Sir. RIP.
Superstar Anil Kapoor conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the whole Khanna famiily. He will continue to live through his legacy and in our hearts .#VinodKhanna, you will be missed.
Actor Arjun Rampal said it's a heartbreaking news. We lose a legend and the handsomest most charismatic stylish and an awesome actor. #VinodKhanna , a sad sad day #RIPVinodji.
Film producer Madhur Bhandarkar says, Talented, gracious and a style Icon , a magnanimous personality. Sad to know about #VinodKhanna. We will miss you sir . RIP
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also tweeted in grief on the departed soul. Late Vinod Khanna.saying he was the greatest legends of Indian Cinema. Former Union Minister and BJP MP @VinodKhannaji. He will be remembered forever for his contribution to the film industry and politics. Condolences to his family, friends and fans.
Last but not the least our Honourable Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi also posted his condolences on the twitter for the late actor Vinod Khanna.
In his tweet he wrote, We will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, a dedicated leader and a wonderful human being. Pained by his demise, my condolences .
Coincidentely co-stars of the film, ' Dayawan' Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna both passed away on the same date .