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Actor Pran to be discharged soon

Posted on Nov 20, 02:39PM | IBNS

Veteran Bollywood actor Pran, who was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital after he complained of respiratory dysfunction, is recovering fast and will be discharged soon, doctors said on Tuesday.

Actor Raza Murad, who visited Pran on Monday, was quoted as saying by TOI: "I met him at the hospital. I also met his daughter Mrs Pinky Bhalla. She is looking after him so well. He is on the 9th floor and being well looked-after. They are all hopeful of taking Pran saab home in a day or two."

"It was nothing but a minor respiratory problem brought on by the smoke during Diwali," he said.

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan also visited the actor in the hospital and said he is 'fine'.

"Paid a visit to Pran Saheb in hospital .. he is fine .. spent an hour with him joking and talking of times past and present," Bachchan tweeted.

"All those making speculative remarks on Pran Saheb being critical .. get your facts right before going public .. most irresponsible," he said.

According to sources, Pran on Monday was on a regular check-up visit at the hospital when he was admitted for respiratory problems.

Pran Krishan Sikand often referred as the 'Villain of the Millennium' born on Feb 12, 1920 is a multiple Filmfare and BFJA award-winning Indian actor who is one of the most popular villains of Hindi cinema.

Pran played the leading man in films like Khandaan (1942), Pilpili Saheb (1954), Halaku (1956), Aurat (1967 film), Dharma (1973), Jangal Mein Mangal (1972), Gaddar (1973) and Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara (1973).

His pivotal roles in the films such as Bari Behen (1949), Bahar (1951), Azaad (1955), Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960), , Aurat (1967), Ansoo Ban Gaye Phool, Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan?, Johny Mera Naam (1970), Victoria No. 203, Zanjeer (1973), Don (1978), Maan Gaye Ustaad (1981) and Duniya (1984) are considered to be among his best performances.

In 2010, he was named on the list of CNN's Top 25 Asian actors of all time.

He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1967, 1969 and 1972 and was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 1997.

In 2001, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema.

On contrary to the villainous characters he played in his early films, he is very social; a member of various organizations, and also has his very own football team, 'Bombay Dynamos Football Club'.