Randeep Hooda
Randeep Hooda has been admitted to the hospital due to appendicitis attack. Pictured: Randeep at the trailer launch of "Sarbjit"Varinder Chawla

Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda has reportedly suffered an appendicitis attack on the sets of Salman Khan-starrer "Sultan." It seems the drastic transition the actor underwent for his film "Sarbjit" has taken a toll on his health.

Randeep was admitted to Fortis hospital in Delhi, where he will undergo a surgery on April 18, according to Deccan Chronicle. It has been reported that Randeep was suffering from appendix pain for quite some time, but was ignoring it and was on strong antibiotics. When the pain became unbearable on the sets of "Sultan," co-star Salman asked him to get medical help.

The actor's work seemed to have affected his health. For Omung Kumar's "Sarbjit," the handsome hunk had reportedly lost 18 kgs within 28 days to get into the character and he looked so weak that his bone structure was prominent in a scene. Later, Randeep gained weight within 20 days as the director wanted to shoot a few flashback scenes.

In the film, which also features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Richa Chadha in the lead roles, Randeep plays the character of Sarabjit, an Indian convicted of terrorism and spying by a Pakistani court. While he was awarded death sentence, Sarabjit died when his jail inmates attacked him in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat prison.

The recently-released trailer of "Sarbjit" garnered appreciation from all quarters. After showing a glimpse of his brilliant performance in the trailer, Randeep is set to appear with another challenging role in Salman's "Sultan." He will reportedly play a coach in the film.

Randeep will soon be seen in "Laal Rang," which is scheduled to be released on April 22. He plays the role of a local Haryana goon, who runs illegal blood bank in the state.

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