Megastar Rajinikanth in intensive care
Indian film superstar Rajinikanth was being treated in intensive care for breathing problems on Thursday, doctors said, as legions of ardent fans prayed for his recovery.
The Sri Ramachandra hospital in the southern city of Chennai said that the 61-year-old Tamil language cinema icon was moved to a special ward on Wednesday to improve his breathing.
“He is showing a positive response to the treatment,” the hospital said in a statement issued Wednesday evening.
Rajinikanth, a former bus conductor turned actor, fell ill on the first day’s shooting of his new film “Rana” (The Monarch) at the end of April and has been admitted twice to hospital.