Vinod Khanna had an emotional reason to keep his disease a secret from others.
The entire Indian cinema, as well as the fans, were shaken with the news of the death of veteran actor Vinod Khanna. The actor, who had an incredible journey in the industry, passed away on the morning of April 27, at the age of 70 after a prolonged illness.
One of the renowned hospitals of Mumbai, where the veteran actor was admitted, released a statement announcing the death of the legend. They said, “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.”
It was also revealed that the actor was suffering from cancer for a long time but did not want anyone to know about it. Hence, he kept it as a secret from media as well as some of his family members.
It was early in a media interaction this year when the actor-politician, who is the MP from Gurdaspur, was asked as to why he has been missing from his constituency for such a long time. He did not even turn up after the Pathankot airbase attack happened. It was then that the actor had to finally reveal that he was suffering from cancer.
He even said that he would not have revealed his illness if he was not a politician. He said that he had got to know about his disease six years back, but as his daughter was giving an important school exam, he did not want to distract her. And therefore, he kept it a secret from everyone.
At that time, the legend actor also told everyone that he had been 80 per cent cured. He had to make several trips to Germany in order to get cured. He did not have to go through heavy chemotherapy sessions but had to go under surgery – the actor reasoned for his absence from his constituency. But alas the actor could not make it any longer and passed away on April 27, this year!