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Bollywood star rushed to hospital
Saif Ali Khan
Khan is one of the most successful actors in the industry
Top Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is being treated in an Indian hospital after suffering from chest pains.

The 36-year-old actor was taken to Lilavati hospital in Mumbai (Bombay) and underwent tests on his heart.

A hospital spokesman said Khan was out of danger but would be kept under observation for up to a week.

The actor has been in about 40 movies and won acclaim for last year's Omkara, a Bollywood version of William Shakespeare's Othello.

Local media outlets said Khan had been working hard and could have over-exerted himself.

He is the son of former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore, a former actress and chief of the country's censor board.

Meanwhile, the BBC Asian Network has announced its Film Cafe Awards with listeners voting for the best of Bollywood.

Rang De Basanti won best film, which also secured best actor for Amir Khan and Rani took best actress for her role in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.




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