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TV Actor Venu Arvind Admitted in Hospital; ‘Not in a Coma,’ Says Actor-Friend

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Film and television Tamil actor Venu Arvind, who frequently appeared in late director K Balachander’s projects, has been admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai after he underwent brain surgery, according to a report in The News Minute.

As per the report, the actor is undergoing treatment at the hospital where he has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

Taking to Instagram, his friend and actor Arun Kumar Rajan rubbished rumours that claimed Venu was in a coma. He said, “I spoke to Shobha mam, Venu sir’s wife. He is not in a coma. He has been through tough times over the past 7-8 months because of some medical issues. He underwent surgery and is still in ICU, but he is not in a coma. He is responding really well to the treatment and is going to be discharged soon. He will be back with us very soon. Keep him in your prayers, but please don’t spread negativity and rumours.”

Venu has appeared in films such as Alaipayudhey (2000), Vallavan (2006), Naalaiya Pozhuthum Unnodu (2007), and Vegam (2007). He made his debut in cinema through late filmmaker GN Rangarajan’s Muthu Engal Sothu in 1983.

However, Venu soon became a prominent face on the small screen. He has acted in over 20 serials and collaborated with directors like Bombay Chanakya and K Balachander.

Venu also donned the director’s hat for Sabash Sariyana Potti, a 2011 Tamil-Malayalam bilingual comedy film, featuring actors Jayaram, Sriranjini, Delhi Ganesh, and Mayilsamy in prominent roles.

Over the course of his career, Venu has also dubbed for several actors, including for actor Vineeth in the 1994 film May Madham.

He was also a frequent collaborator of actor and producer Radhika Sarathkumar, with whom he worked on serials such as Vani Rani, Selvi, and Arasi — the latter two under the direction of filmmaker Samuthirakani. His character in Vani Rani, Bhoominathan, won him a lot of praise.

On Thursday evening, Radhika also clarified that Venu was not in coma and that his health is stable. “It’s very sad that the media falsely say that Venu Arvind is in a coma. [I] have been closely following his health with his wife, he was not well, now he is stabilised. A wonderful person, please pray he comes home soon, sound and healthy. Stop wrong news,” she had tweeted