Rajinikanth, the veteran Tamil actor who was hospitalised at the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad on Friday morning after “severe fluctuations” in his blood pressure, is currently stable and resting. Speaking with Silverscreen India, Srinivasulu, the PRO of Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, said that Rajinikanth is feeling well and there is nothing to worry about at present.
According to a statement issued by the hospital, Rajinikanth was admitted to the hospital for further evaluation of his blood pressure fluctuations.
Srinivasulu said, “He has high blood pressure and to control the blood pressure he has been brought to the hospital. The doctors are trying to get the blood pressure fluctuations to subside. The doctors have said that he needs a lot of rest, and nobody should disturb him either through phone calls or by hospital visits, as that will hamper his recovery.”
Asked about when Rajinikanth might be discharged, Srinivasulu said, “It depends on how fast he recovers. Normally, he should get discharged by today evening or tomorrow morning at the earliest.”
On December 3, Rajinikanth had announced that he was going to launch his own political party in January 2021 and that he would announce the date of the launch on December 31, 2020. He also said that he would complete the remaining 40 per cent shooting for his film with director Siva, Annaatthe and that his political work would not hinder the shooting for the film, as it was his “duty to complete it”.
Rajinikanth subsequently left for Hyderabad on a chartered flight on December 13 to resume shooting for the film.
However, shooting came to a halt after four crew members tested positive for Covid-19 on December 23. Rajinikanth and the other cast members tested negative.
Apollo Hospital has now confirmed that he tested negative on December 22 and that apart from the blood pressure fluctuations and exhaustion, Rajinikanth has not shown any other symptoms and is hemodynamically stable (that is, his blood pressure and heart rate are stable).