An knife attacker attacked Indian actor Aman Dhaliwal on Thursday in a gym in California while he was being held hostage, and a video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

The attacker is seen in the footage holding the actor's arm and brandishing a tomahawk while yelling for water while wearing a blue sweatshirt.

"Kindly show us respect. Water, please. I require water, "Loud sobs are heard from Aman Dhaliwal.

The 36-year-old actor stays calm the entire time as the assailant continues to shout at him.

The attacker is quickly subdued by others who rush in. Per reports, the individual has been detained.

In Grand Oaks, California, a chain of clubs called Planet Fitness is where the incident happened. When the accused attacked Mr. Dhaliwal, he was supposedly working out at the gym.

Images reveal Mr. Dhaliwal suffered many wounds to his arms and torso.

Also, there have been numerous images of him in the hospital with multiple bandages covering his head, arms, and chest.

The actor is best known for playing Rajkumar Ratan Singh in the popular Bollywood film Jodha Akbar.

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