South Legend Rajinikanth was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on Friday in Hyderabad due to severe blood pressure fluctuations. Stating that he is “stable and resting”, the hospital authorities directed that Rajinikanth would stay and undergo further investigations on Saturday.
Rajinikanth was shooting for the ‘Annathe’ in the Film City in Hyderabad for 10 days but quarantined himself after four people on the sets tested Covid-19 positive. However, the 70-year-old actor had tested negative.
There are no updates about his condition or when he would move back to Chennai where he was to announce the name of his political party any day after Sanipeyarchi on December 27. While his party may be inaugurated in January, possibly on January 17, he was to make his party formation official before the end of the year in the state capital.
Earlier, he had once hinted that his doctors had advised him not to get involved in harsh and stressful politics due to concerns over his health as he had undergone a kidney transplantation a few years ago.
Later, he had come out and announced in a media conference held from his home that he had decided to take the plunge after meeting his party functionaries at the Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam. The Tamil Nadu political scene, agog with his keenly awaited entry, is left guessing over his formal entry now with a party name, flag, office-bearers, etc.
Doctors said his blood pressure was fluctuating from 160 to 170mmHg and he was kept under observation since afternoon. The hospital release said the actor’s condition was being closely monitored and the blood pressure is carefully titrated. He will undergo further tests on Saturday.
Rajinikanth’s daughter is attending to him at the hospital. Family and the doctors have requested his fans to desist from visiting the hospital. No visitors are allowed.