Rajinikanth Stable, Call on Discharge on Sunday: Apollo Hospital

Actor Rajinikanth was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad on Friday morning.

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Actor Rajinikanth was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad on Friday morning after his blood pressure report showed severe fluctuations.
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A day after actor Rajinikanth was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad, a medical bulletin released by the hospital on Saturday evening stated that the actor is stable and there's "nothing alarming" about his health.

"Reports of some of the investigations done today have come and there's nothing alarming. Based on reports of remaining investigations and his blood pressure status overnight a call will be taken tomorrow on his discharge from hospital," the hospital said.

In a medical bulletin released on Saturday morning, the hospital had stated that though he is “progressing well”, his “blood pressure is still on the higher side”. “He has had an uneventful night and his blood pressure is still on the higher side although under better control than yesterday,” the bulletin added.

Rajinikanth was admitted on Friday morning after his blood pressure reading showed severe fluctuation.

A few days ago, eight people from the sets of Annaatthe tested positive for coronavirus. Rajinikanth, however, tested negative for COVID-19 and had isolated himself. He did not have any symptoms of COVID-19 but due to change in his blood pressure and exhaustion, he had to be admitted in the hospital for further evaluation.

The actor was shooting for a movie in Hyderabad over the last 10 days.

“He will be investigated and monitored closely in the hospital till his blood pressure settles down before being discharged. Apart from fluctuating blood pressure and exhaustion, he does not have any symptoms and is hemodynamically stable,” read a statement issued by the hospital explaining Rajinikanth's health condition.

Shooting Halted

During a routine check-up, they found that a few crew members tested positive, following which the shooting of Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe, being produced by Kalanithi Maran under his Sun Pictures banner, was postponed. Directed by Siruthai Siva, major parts of the film are being shot at the Ramoji Rao Film City in Hyderabad.

Actor to Announce Party in January

Rajinikanth had announced earlier this month that he would be entering the political fray and that his party will contest in the upcoming Assembly Elections. He is set to announce the name of the party and symbol in January.

News reports have suggested that the actor will soon announce his political party, ‘Makkal Sevai Katchi’ with autorickshaw as the symbol. Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) has appealed to supporters and fans to wait for information from the top leadership regarding the symbol and the party.

"Name of a political party and a symbol registered with the Election Commission is being attributed to Rajinikanth and RMM by media organisations. RMM urges fans and supporters to wait for authentic information from the top leadership," a press release from RMM read.

Speculations are rife that he will extend support to BJP, thus helping them to make inroads in Tamil Nadu with this election.

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