MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna was admitted to a hospital recently and pictures of his ill health went viral on the social media. And it was later followed by his death hoax. Now the hospital authorities have confirmed that the iconic star is recovering, his son and actor Akshaye Khanna has finally responded over Vinod Khanna’s present state of health. Akshaye opened up about his father’s recovery over a text. “Dad is doing better,” the Dil Chahta Hai actor told the online publication. Vinod Khanna had been recently admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, for suffering from acute dehydration. However, there were speculations that the yesteryear star was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Though this hasn’t been confirmed from either the hospital, or his family, wishes and prayers for his speedy recovery began pouring in from day one. Earlier in the morning today, the hospital issued a medical bulletin stating that Vinod Khanna was doing better than earlier. Since Vinod Khanna was not in the best of health and spirit, rumours and false reports of his death started making rounds too. Such was the confusion, that even Meghalaya’s BJP branch observed two minutes silence “in memory” of the actor-politician without even verifying the news.