Superstar Rajinikanth has been admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad after suffering from fluctuations in Blood Pressure. Just a few days ago, four crew members of Rajinikanth's upcoming film Annaatthe tested positive for Covid-19. The shoot has also been postponed. "Announcement : During routine testing at #Annaathe shoot 4 crew members have tested positive for Covid19. Superstar @rajinikanth and other crew members have tested negative. To ensure utmost safety #Annaatthe shooting has been postponed," read a tweet posted by Sun Pictures.
The hospital released a statement on the superstar's heath and said, "Mr. Rajnikanth 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. Rajnikanth was tested on December 22 for Covid-19 and he was negative. Since then, he isolated himself and was monitored closely.
Though he did not have any symptoms of Covid-19, his Blood Pressure showed severe fluctuations and needed further evaluation 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."
Subbarao from Apollo Hyderabad confirmed to India TV that the superstar has been hospitalised, said "Mr Rajnikanth is doing fine his health is absolutely normal, he was referred here after mild fluctuations in his BP. Now his condition is absolutely stable and he may be discharged soon."
On a related note, Annaatthe is a Tamil action film written and directed by Siva, and produced by Kalanithi Maran under the banner Sun Pictures. The film stars Rajinikanth with Meena, Khushbu, Keerthy Suresh, Nayanthara, Prakash Raj and Jackie Shroff.
(With inputs from Venkatesh Sirisala and T Raghavan)