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Vinod Khanna died on the same date as friend Feroz Khan, of the same disease

Actor Rishi Kapoor tweeted that the two actors, who worked together in three films, died of Cancer on the same date.

bollywood Updated: Apr 27, 2017 17:08 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Vinod Khanna,feroz Khan,Qurbani
Actors Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna gave the biggest success together—1980 film Qurbani.(Sanjay Gupta)

Actor Vinod Khanna’s death has shocked Bollywood, and as messages continue to pour in across social media platforms, actor Rishi Kapoor has pointed out a “strange coincidence”. “Friends Vinod Khanna and Feroz Khan die the same day 27th April. Khan sahab passed away 27th April 2009 Bangalore,” Rishi tweeted. Legendary actor Feroz Khanna died on April 27, 2009 at 69 after battling lung cancer, and Vinod Khanna died of bladder cancer at 70 on April 27, 2017.

Feroz was not only Vinod’s co-star but also directed him. The two, known to be thick friends, first worked together in the 1976 film Shankar Shambhu, in which they played the title roles.

Their biggest box office success was the 1980 film Qurbani, directed by Feroz Khan [who also acted in the film] and also starred Zeenat Aman, Amjad Khan, Aruna Irani and Kader Khan. It was an adaptation of the 1972 Italian film, The Master Touch. Later, Feroz directed Vinod in the 1987 film Dayavan starring Madhuri Dixit.

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First Published: Apr 27, 2017 17:02 IST