World: Bollywood star Vinod Khanna dies of cancer

One of India's most well-known Bollywood actors Vinod Khanna has died aged 70, his hospital has confirmed.

Khanna, also an active politician, had been suffering from cancer and was admitted to hospital earlier this month as his illness became more serious.

He acted in more than 100 Bollywood films and was widely seen as a counterfoil to the "angry young man" played by Amitabh Bachchan.

He was elected to parliament four times and was once a junior foreign minister.