Vinod Khanna’s hospital photo has gone viral and there are many other stories, some fake, some real, circulating in the media. The Meghalaya BJP members committed a big blunder when they came to believe in a news story that had announced the actor’s death. Believing it to be true, the Meghalaya BJP members observed a 2-minute silence in the honor of the actor. It may be recalled that Vinod Khanna is himself a BJP member and he represents the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency in Punjab.
Later, when the Meghalaya BJP members came to know that the news was fake, they realized what a big mistake they had committed. Expressing his regret over the goof-up, general secretary David Kharsati said “We wrongly observed two-minute silence and we are extremely sorry about it. We wish Khanna a long life.” Explaining the chain of events, he said, “Two of our members watched TV and informed us about his demise and we believed it without verifying. We have issued a statement apologizing for the grave mistake that we made. Please cooperate.”