Ever since the picture of Vinod Khanna from the hopsital began doing the rounds on social media, the invincibility of our silver screen heroes once again came into question. Mortality gets to each and every one of us at the end, but when an icon leaves us, it hurts just a little bit.
Growing up idolizing the man’s man, the supremely good looking and talented Vinod Khanna who achieved the following feats in 70 years; actor, ex minister, 4 time and current MP from the Gurdaaspur constituency.
You may know him as the adorable Amar from Amar Akbar Anthony, as the bevevolent Shakti from Dayavan or Babuji from the very recent Dabangg movies, but you cannot deny the magnificence of Vinod Khanna.
Vinod Khanna passed away today after a battle against bladder cancer, but will live on for many years as one of the most commanding presence to have graced the screens. Here is how Twitter users reacted to the reports of Vinod Khanna’s demise - from politicians, celebrities and sportspersons to regular users.
Condolences on sad demise of veteran actor & BJP MP Shri #VinodKhanna ji, may God render peace to the departed soul & solace to his family.
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) April 27, 2017
An amazing actor #VinodKhanna leaves us. May his soul rest in peace?? Condolences to his family.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 27, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 27, 2017
#VinodKhanna was always very poised.
And had such control on screen.
Had a great career.
And, some stellar roles.
Rest in peace, sir.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) April 27, 2017
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of one of the most charismatic actors #VinodKhanna ji.
Om Shanti !
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 27, 2017
— Nikhil Kulhari (@Nikhil_IIHMJpr) April 27, 2017
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) April 27, 2017
— kavita agarwal (@kavi_kool) 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
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
#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
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivek_oberoi) April 27, 2017
— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) April 27, 2017
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) April 27, 2017
RIP #VinodKhanna Sahab. People will miss you ever sir!?
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) April 27, 2017
The world lost a true gem today. R.I.P Sir Vinod Khanna. You shall be missed.