Hyderabad, December 25, 2020
Superstar Rajnikanth celebrated his birthday on December 12, when he turned 70. He had been busy shooting for his Tamil film Annaatthe. He started the shooting stint in Hyderabad on December 14th. In an unfortunate turn of circumstances, four crew members of the Annaatthe team were diagnosed with the dreaded COVID- 19. Rajnikanth got himself tested and was found to be negative. He, however, decided to self-quarantine. It was noticed that the actor was facing severe blood pressure irregularity, due to which he was admitted this morning at Apollo hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
The statement issued by the hospital states that other than exhaustion severe irregularity in his blood pressure, he is fine and has not shown any COVID-19 related symptoms as yet. He needed to be admitted to conduct various tests and further examination.
The shooting of the film Annaatthe had been stopped and the actor was all set to return to Chennai. This Tamil film has been directed by Siva. The other actors of the film are Keerthy Suresh, Nayanthara, Khushbu, Meena, Prakash Raj, Soori, and Sathish. It is said that the film was planned to be shot in a single stretch and it was already in the last stages of completion. The shooting was postponed keeping the safety of all crew members including the actors on the sets.
Thousands of fans and well-wishers have taken to the hugely popular social media platform Twitter, to wish him a speedy recovery. Rajnikanth has always garnered huge support and fan following from the masses.
The statement from Apollo also mentioned that he was stable “hemodynamically ’’ and nothing was critically wrong with him. It was advisable to keep him under observation and he was hospitalized with that in mind.