Veteran Bollywood actor Tanuja, who was hospitalised on Wednesday, will undergo an operation for a condition called diverticulitis. Tanuja, 75, was admitted to city-based Lilavati Hospital. Hospital sources told PTI, the actor will be operated for diverticulitis, a condition which results in the inflammation or infection of small pouches called diverticula that develop along the walls of the intestines.
Earlier, a hospital official told IANS that Tanuja was admitted "with some pain in abdomen". Tanuja's daughter Kajol was also spotted visiting her at the hospital. The news came two days after Kajol's father-in-law, action director Veeru Devgan's death.
Tanuja co-starred with popular Bollywood actors such as Rajesh Khanna (Haathi Mere Saathi, Bandish and Anokha Rishta), Dev Anand (Jewel Thief), Jeetendra (Jeene Ki Raah, Suhaagan and Swarg Narak) and Sanjeev Kumar (Anubhav, Jeene Ki Raah and Zabardast) to name a few. Chand Aur Suraj, Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi, Nai Roshni and Do Chor are among her other popular films.
Tanuja's recent prominent appearances have been in films like Son of Sardaar, starring her son-in law Ajay Devgn, and Konkona Sen's A Death In The Gunj. Tanuja married filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee in 1973 and they have two daughters Kajol and Tanishaa, also an actress.
(With inputs from agencies)