The first day of shoot for Rajnikanth‘s Raana turned out to be a disaster, as the superstar fell ill and was admitted to Isabella hospital in Mylapore, Chennai.
According to reports, the actor was feeling uneasy during the mahurat shot of the film. He was apparently suffering from dehydration and fever and after lunch, he complained of uneasiness. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors advised bed rest for a few days.
Rajnikanth has a triple role in Raana, and he will romance Deepika Padukone in it. The film has been directed by K.S Ravikumar, who had worked with him in Padayappa & Muthu earlier.
This is Superstar Rajnikanth’s first period film, and the first look poster shows him as a bearded warrior. Oscar-winning musician A.R Rahman will compose the music. Rajnikant’s daughter, Soundarya Rajnikanth, is the technical director.
Produced by Eros International, Raana is slated for a 2012 release.
M Karunanidhi visits Superstar Rajinikanth
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi visited Rajnikanth at the St Isabel’s Hospital in Chennai in which the star was admitted. The Superstar was admitted to the hospital after he complained of queasiness while on the sets of Rana. He was rushed to the hospital where the doctors diagnosed him of being dehydrated and advised him complete rest.
The CM, on hearing Rajinikanth’s health condition, rushed immediately to the hospital to enquire about his health. M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi was also present during this visit.
It may be recalled that Rajnikanth suffered a bout of vomiting when he was shooting for Raana at the AVM Studios and the shooting had to be stalled to rush Rajini to the hospital.
Rajni is perfectly ok
Soon after the news of Rajnikanth being admitted in hospital hit the media, fans were praying for their Superstar’s well being and demanded for more news on his health. Rajnikanth’s near and dear ones were bombarded with questions about the actor’s health and finally his son-in-law Dhanush has given the good news that everyone has been waiting for. Dhanush addressed all the Rajnikanth fans and said, “He is perfectly ok. Just dehydration. Nothing to worry at all. He will be home tonight itself!”
We can definitely take the son-in-law’s word for this and looks like the Superstar will be back on his feet in no time. With this, we hope the schedule for Raana will go without any delay. It is known that the muhurat and pooja of Rana took place today at the AVM Studios and the shooting was off to a flying start with director K.Balachandar filming the first shot.