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AK Hangal's condition critical

bollywood Updated: Aug 25, 2012 17:42 IST

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The condition of veteran actor AK Hangal, admitted to the Asha Parekh Hospital in Mumbai last week, is quite critical, his son said on Friday.

"Right now my father's condition is little serious, can't say anything. He has a breathing problem and is in ICU right now," Vijay Hangal told IANS.

"He is in the ICU and is condition is critical," he added.

Hangal was hospitalised following a major hip fracture.

"He was hospitalised at Asha Parekh Hospital. He fell down at home when he was going to the washroom. He had a hip fracture. A surgery was about to happen, but during checkup many more complications came up so they could not do the surgery. There was congestion in his chest so separate treatment was also started for that," said Vijay Hangal.

The 98-year-old actor, associated with the Hindi film industry since 1967, recently appeared in a role in the television show Madhubala.

He is best known for his roles in Sholay, Lagaan among other films.