Yesteryears Bollywood star Joy Mukherjee was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai in a critical condition Monday and has been put on ventilator, the 73-year-old’s spokesperson, RR Pathak, said. said. “He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital at around 10:30am. He has not been keeping well for quite some time,” said Pathak. “His wife Neelam Mukherjee is too distraught at the moment,” he added. Mukherjee, who made his cinematic debut in 1960 with Love in Simla, became a known face with films like Shagird, Love in Tokyo, Bahu Beti, Ziddi, Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon, Ek Musafir Ek Hasina, Puraskar, Ishaara and Hum Hindustani.
The paternal uncle of actors Kajol and Tanisha, Mukherjee also directed movies like Love in Bombay (1974), Chhaila Babu (1977), Saanjh Ki Bela (1981) and Umeed (1989).