Rajesh Khanna, the superstar of the 1970s, is recovering and will be discharged from the hospital in a day or two, said actor and his estranged wife Dimple Kapadia. “He is doing well. He is much better now. He shall be discharged in a day or two,” said Dimple. The 69-year-old was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday. He has not been keeping well for quite some time. On April 20, his manager Ashwin said that the actor had stopped taking food for “three or four days”. But the next day, Khanna stepped out of his Bandra bungalow, Aashirvad, to wave at fans. Dimple and son-in-law Akshay Kumar were at his side and said that he was “fine”. In April, the actor was admitted to hospital after he felt uneasy and weak. He was discharged after about three days. Dimple said that “he is exhausted and a little weak” and that he doesn’t have any liver infection.
Khanna recently featured in Havell’s fan new ad campaign called – Havells Fans Forever. Fondly called ‘Kaka’ by his fans, his golden era started with the 1969 blockbuster Aaradhana and it was followed by hits like Do Raaste, Safar, Kati Patang and Anand. In 1973, he married Dimple and has two daughters with her – Twinkle and Rinke. Dimple and Khanna separated in 1984 and thereafter lived separately. Their elder daughter Twinkle is married to Akshay and Rinke is married to London-based investment banker Samir Saran.