Tamil Superstar Rajnikanth was taken to Sri Ramachandra Hospital for a thorough check-up. He is likely to be kept under observation for a few days. He was originally scheduled to begin shooting for Rana next month. The day before being admitted to hospital, his wife Latha had addressed the media in Chennai, confirming that his health was improving, after his week-long stay at the city’s St. Isabel Hospital. “He has undergone treatment and now needs some rest,” she had said.
Rajni was first rushed to the hospital on May 4 after complaining of exhaustion and breathlessness. Contrary to initial reports of bronchitis, his brother Satyanarayana Rao Gaikwad attributed the illness to a drastic reduction in body weight resulting from a harsh diet regime for his role in Rana.