Bollywood star DILIP KUMAR is in hospital in Mumbai, India after falling ill with malaria.
The iconic actor - dubbed the Tragedy King after playing a range of unlucky-in-love characters - has starred in some of the biggest commercially successful Hindi-language films with a career spanning more than 50 years.
The 86 year old has been admitted to the private Lilavati Hospital after suffering from a fever.
In a statement, health officials said, "Doctors at the hospital have diagnosed that he has malaria and have begun treating him for this. Shri Dilip Kumar has begun showing signs of improvement. He will be in Lilavati Hospital for another two to three days."
Kumar missed out on international stardom after turning down the role of Sherif Ali in classic 1962 movie Lawrence of Arabia.