Hyderabad: Tamil actor Rajinikanth has been admitted to hospital in Hyderabad on Friday due to 'Severe fluctuations' in his blood pressure. The megastar will remain in the hospital tonight and will go through tests tomorrow, Apollo hospital said in a statement this evening.
70-year-old Rajinikanth was in Hyderabad shooting for his Tamil film Annaatthe, however, the shoot had to be cancelled after eight crew members had tested positive for the coronavirus.
A statement from the Apollo Hospitals read, "Mr Rajinikanth has been admitted in the hospital today in the morning. He was shooting for a movie in Hyderabad since the last 10 days. A couple of people on the sets tested positive for Covid-19. Mr Rajinikanth was tested on 22 December for Covid-19 and he was negative. Since then he isolated himself and was monitored closely."
The statement continued, "Though he did not have any symptoms of Covid-19, his Blood Pressure showed severe fluctuations and needed further evaluations for which he has been admitted to the hospital. He will be investigated and monitored closely in the hospital till his blood pressure settles down before being discharged. Apart from fluctuating blood pressure and exhaustion he does not have any other symptoms and is hemodynamically stable."
The hospital has also updated that he is being monitored closely and "medications are being carefully titrated. He will remain in the hospital tonight and undergo further investigations tomorrow. He is stable and resting."
In a recent interaction with the reporters in Chennai, Rajinikanth had revealed that close to 40% of the shoot remains incomplete. In Annaatthe, Rajinikanth will be seen playing the role of a caring brother of Keerthy Suresh, who plays the role of his sister.
Earlier this month, on Rajinikanth's birthday, he had taken to Twitter to reveal that he is finally ready to take a long-delayed political plunge. In a brief statement, he had said that his party will be non-corrupt, honest and very transparent. He had also said that they will win the next election with confidence.
For 25 years, his political plunge has been a matter of speculation but despite weighing in on various subjects, he had maintaineddistance from active politics. He was supposed to announce the launch date of his political party on December 31.
He went on to add that his decision to launch a party of his own, was in a way, to avoid corruption and to focus on bringing a change in Tamil Nadu. He said that if he succeeds, it will be the success of the common people.