Bollywood celebrities have expressed their heartfelt grief and condolences at veteran actor Vinod Khanna's demise who breathed his last at 11:20 a.m. on Thursday due to advanced bladder carcinoma. Ace director Karan Johar took to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary actor.
He wrote, 'His screen presence is unparalleled even today...his super star swag is what we grew up on....RIP #VinodKhanna ...thoughts and prayers....'
His screen presence is unparalleled even today...his super star swag is what we grew up on....RIP #VinodKhanna ...thoughts and prayers....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 27, 2017
Distributor of the Hindi dubbed version of SS Rajamouli's 'Baahubali 2', KJo even decided to cancel the premiere of the film as a mark of respect to the veteran actor.
'As a mark of respect to our beloved Vinod Khanna, the entire team of Baahubali has decided to cancel the premiere tonight...,' posted the 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' helmer.
As a mark of respect to our beloved Vinod Khanna the entire team of Baahubali has decided to cancel the premiere tonight...— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 27, 2017
Sanjay Dutt, who is saddened by his demise said, 'I have watched Vinod Ji as a child and throughout my life was always fascinated by his style and charisma. He was always a thorough gentleman. A big loss to the fraternity. He is and always will be family to the Dutts. May his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to Kavita Bhabhi, Akshay, Rahul, and Sakshi.'
Vinod Khanna's 'Amar Akbar Anthony' co-star Rishi Kapoor tweeted in response to the veteran star's death. 'Remembering the good times with you, Vinod. Thank you for being my friend.'
Remembering the good times with you,Vinod. Thank you for being my friend. pic.twitter.com/hvZoYeQMEF— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 27, 2017
Here's what other celebs tweeted:
My dear friend Vinod Khanna... will miss you, RIP. My heartfelt condolences to the family.— Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) April 27, 2017
Sad to learn about the passing away of #VinodKhanna Sir,one of the most charismatic actors...truly end of an era.Condolences to the family🙏🏻— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 27, 2017
#Vinodkhanna will always remain the coolest and most good looking actor to grace the Indian screens.The industry has lost a legend today.— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 27, 2017