Earlier this week, eight people from the sets of his film ‘Annaatthe’ had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Though Rajinikanth tested negative for COVID-19, there were fluctuations in his blood pressure.
In a press release, Apollo Hospital said, “Mr.Rajnikanth has been admitted in the hospital today in the morning. He was shooting for a movie in Hyderabad since the last 10 days. A couple of people on the sets tested positive for COVID-19. Mr.Rajnikanth was tested on December 22 and he was negative. Since then he isolated himself and was monitored closely.”
It further read, “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. 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 other symptoms and is hemodynamically stable.
On Wednesday, ‘Annaatthe’s’ shoot was postponed after four crew members tested positive for COVID-19 in routine testing that was conducted on the sets.
As per an announcement made by Sun pictures on their verified Twitter handle the shooting for the upcoming film was postponed to ensure the safety of the cast and crew members.
The announcement read, “Announcement: During routine testing at #Annaathe shoot 4 crew members have tested positive for Covid19. Superstar @rajinikanth and other crew members have tested negative. To ensure utmost safety #Annaatthe shooting has been postponed (sic).”