Superstar Rajinikanth
Superstar Rajinikanth
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Mumbai/ Hyderabad: Fans across the world skipped a heartbeat when superstar Rajinikanth was rushed to the hospital on Friday for treating blood pressure fluctuation. However, Apollo Hospitals on Saturday said that the actor’s condition is “stable” and a decision on discharging him would be taken tomorrow.

The hospital, providing an update on the 70-year old actor's health, said results of some of the investigations carried out today showed nothing alarming, similar to those completed before. “Rajinikanth is stable,” the brief bulletin said, adding a few more reports were awaited. “Based on the reports of remaining investigations and his blood pressure status overnight a call will be taken tomorrow morning on his discharge,” the hospital said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami spoke to the actor over phone and enquired about his health, an official release in Chennai said, adding he prayed for the star's speedy recovery.

Earlier in the day, the hospital said the actor's blood pressure was still on the higher side though it was under better control than on Friday and he is progressing well.

His blood pressure medications were being titrated carefully and he would continue to be under close monitoring, it said. He has been advised complete rest in view of his labile blood pressure and visitors were not being allowed to meet him, it said.

Rajinikanth was on Friday admitted to Apollo Hospitals here for severe blood pressure fluctuation. He has been in the Telangana capital since December 13 to shoot for Tamil film, Annaatthe, a Sun Pictures production. He isolated himself after four of the crew members tested COVID-19 positive days ago.

The superstar, however, tested negative. “Though he did not have any symptoms of Covid-19, his blood pressure showed severe fluctuations and needed further evaluation for which he has been admitted to the hospital,” said an earlier statement by the hospital.

Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu and actor-politician Kamal Haasan wished the actor a speedy recovery. The actor is set to launch his own political party next month ahead of the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

(With inputs from PTI & IANS)

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