Vikram Gokhale health update: In the wee hours of Thursday, reports of Veteran Bollywood and Marathi stage, films and TV actor Vikram Gokhale death surfaced online. Several Bollywood celebrities including Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Aly Goni, Jaaved Jaafery among others, took to Twitter to express condolences. However, sometime later, news agencies ANI and PTI reported that the actor is alive. The 77-year-old veteran actor is said to be on life support and in critical condition.
"He is still critical and on life support and has not passed yet. Keep praying for him," ANI quoted Gokhale's daughter as saying.
PTI, on the other hand, shared that the actor has been admitted to the ICU of a hospital in Pune after his health deteriorated, confirming that his condition was critical.
Hospital Shares Health Update
An official statement by Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital about Vikram Gokhale's health was released in the media.
"A meeting between family of renowned actor Mr. Vikram Gokhale and treating doctors took place at 10.00 am and this is the official press statement from the hospital. Noted Actor Mr. Vikram Gokhale is on ventilatory support. He is very much alive and is being treated in critical care unit. All efforts are being made for his recovery. News about he is being deeply comatose and unresponsive are completely false. We will update his health status as an when required (sic)."
Son of prominent Marathi theatre and cinema actor, Chandrakhant Gokhale, some of Gokhale's leading Bollywood films are Sanjay Leela Bhansali's romantic film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" (1999), where he was Aishwarya Rai's music maestro father, Kamal Haasan's "Hey Ram" 2001), as Acharya Yagyaprakash Bharti in "Bhool Bhulaiyaa" (2007) and in Priyadarshan's rib-tickler "De Dana Dan" (2009) and many others.
Donning the director's hat in 2010 with Marathi film "Aaghaat", he won the National Film Award for Best Actor category for his Marathi film "Anumati". He was also conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2011 for his Acting in Theatre.
Other notable work of the actor includes 'Mission Mangal', 'Hichki', 'Aiyaari', 'Bang Bang!', and 'Agneepath' among others. He was last seen in 'Nikamma' alongside Shilpa Shetty and Abhimanyu Dassani. The film hit the theatres in June this year.
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