Vinod Khanna will always be family to us, says Sanjay Dutt

And today, the reports broke out that he has breathed his last.

Rahul and Akshaye, both actors, were from his first wife, Geetanjali.

Khanna began his career in 1968 playing an antagonist in "Man Ka Meet". His popular performances included "Mere Apne" (My Own), "Mera Gaon Mera Desh" (My Village, My Country), "Gaddaar" (Traitor), "Kachhe Dhaage" (Delicate Thread) and "Amar Akbar Anthony".

The most-awaited premiere of JJ Rajamouli's film "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" was cancelled today following the demise of veteran Bollywood actor-politician Vinod Khanna, who died on Thursday aged 70.

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The actor was all set to be seen in a film with actress Hema Malini.

The President said a multi-faceted personality, Khanna was an iconic film actor, Parliamentarian, Minister of State for External Affairs and Union Minister for Culture and Tourism.

In his message, Naidu recalled Vinod Khanna's contributions to cinema and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"Vinodji had a rare and profound influence over the masses with his simple and charismatic character", she said, adding the actor dominated the silver screen with his outstanding persona.

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The sitting MP had won the seat four times. He played the father role of superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

Khanna's contemporary Shatrughan Sinha explained his death as a personal loss.

Kavitha Khanna is the second wife of Vinod Khanna. Early in 2017, the news of Vinod Khanna's deteriorating health came again and a photo of his pale body was leaked in media.

Kapoor, 64, who worked with Khanna in films like "Amar Akbar Anthony", "Eena Meena Deeka" and "Chandni", described the absence of the young generation of stars at the cremation as "shameful".

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Former India captain Ravi Shastri expressed his condolences to the family of his friend Vinod Khanna's death.

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