Superstar Rajinikanth admitted to Hyd hospital over blood pressure fluctuations

Superstar Rajinikanth admitted to Hyd hospital over blood pressure fluctuations
Superstar Rajinikanth. File photo

Hyderabad: Superstar Rajinikanth was on Friday admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad as he was suffering from severe blood pressure fluctuations, according to a statement.

He was shooting for a movie in the area for the past 10 days and had isolated himself and is being monitored closely after a few people on the sets tested COVID-19 positive.

The actor, however, tested negative.

"Mr Rajinikanth has been admitted in the hospital today in the morning...Though he did not have any symptoms of COVID-19, his BP showed severe fluctuations and needed further evaluation for which he has been admitted to the hospital," the Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad, where he was admitted, said.

He will be examined and monitored closely in the hospital till his BP settles down before being discharged, it said.

Apart from fluctuating blood pressure and exhaustion, he does not have any other symptoms and is "haemodynamically" stable, the statement said.

Rajinikanth had earlier arrived here for the shoot of his latest flick 'Annaatthe', which has been halted after four of the film crew tested positive for COVID-19.

Sun Pictures, the production house, said on Wednesday that the top actor and other crew members have tested negative for the virus.

The shoot for the movie, directed by Siva and featuring Keerthy Suresh, Nayanthara, Khusbu and Prakash Raj among others, resumed here on December 14.

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth recently celebrated his 70th birthday. He has also announced his entry in politics.

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