Jayanthi, a senior South Indian actress, was hospitalised on Monday after she complained of trouble in breathing.
According to the latest reports, she’s under the supervision of doctors in Bengaluru’s Vikram Hospital. The hospital authorities have released a note stating that she is undergoing treatment for asthma after suffering acute respiratory failure.
According to International Business Times, Jayanthi’s son Krishna Kumar was quoted as saying, “She has been suffering from asthma for 35 years. She used inhalers every day and was never admitted to hospital over breathing issues. Last evening, her health started deteriorated and she was taken to Sidvin Hospital. Based on doctor’s advises, we shifted her to Vikram Hospital in Cunningham Road.”
The 68-year-old actress has come in over 500 movies, of which she was the lead in 300. Not just Kannada films, she has also acted in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Marathi movies. She was paired opposite MGR and Dr Rajkumar, Miss Leelavathi, Sri Krishnadevaraya and Edakallu Guddada Mele were some of her most famous movies.