Rajesh Khanna doing fine, to be discharged soon

Mumbai: Yesteryear superstar Rajesh Khanna, who is admitted to the Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra, is much better now and will be discharged in a couple of days.

The 69-year-old actor, who was not keeping well of late, was hospitalised due to "exhaustion" and "weakness". "He is much better…he is fine. He is not getting discharged today….he would be here (hospital) for couple of days," Khanna`s estranged wife Dimple Kapadia, who is now by his side, told PTI.

Earlier, Dimple had said, the actor would be discharged in a day or two. Khanna`s manager Ashwin had said earlier this week that the actor had stopped taking food for the last three-four days though he was at home.

Soon after, "Kaka", as the actor is fondly referred to in the industry, emerged at the balcony of his house `Aashirwad` on Carter Road in suburban Bandra to wave at his fans and media persons.

Earlier in April too, the actor had to be admitted to Lilavati Hospital after he complained of uneasiness and exhaustion. He was hailed as India`s first superstar after 15 consecutive solo superhits between 1969 and 1972 including `Aradhana`, `Haathi Mere Saathi`, `Anand` and `Amar Prem`. He was recently seen in his first television ad, directed by filmmaker R Balki, for Havell`s fan.