Rajinikanth cheerful and normal: Hospital

Chennai: Superstar Rajinikant, admitted to a private hospital here on May 13 for respiratory infection, temperature and fatigue, was cheerful and his vital parameters normal, the hospital said on Monday.

"He has been advised to stay in hospital for thorough examination to ensure normal health status. A team of doctors, comprising specialists and general physicians, is attending on him, doing necessary investigation and appropriate treatment is being given to him. He is cheerful and is being treated in the private ward", Sri Ramachandra Medical University, where he has been admitted to, said in a release.

Rajnikant`s vital parameters were normal and he has been advised to restrict visitors totally besides complete rest to avoid "inter-current" infections, the hospital said.

The 61-year-old actor, who suffered from viral fever and exhaustion recently, was admitted to SRMU at suburban Porur days after he was discharged from another hospital where he had been treated for allergic bronchitis and viral fever.

Rajnikant`s family had on Friday dismissed as rumours reports that his health had deteriorated.

He had suffered from exhaustion on April 29, the first day of the shoot of his new period film `Rana` co-starring Deepika Padukone, which is being directed by K S Ravikumar.

He was admitted to Isabel Hospital in the city and discharged the same day, only to be readmitted there on May 4 for allergic bronchitis and viral fever.