It’s been close to five weeks since superstar Rajinikanth returned to Chennai from Singapore after getting treated at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital for his kidney-related ailments. Ironically, Rajini’s return to Chennai coincided with the terrible serial blasts in Mumbai last month. It was for that reason that Rajini skipped the press meet that he had planned to hold at the Chennai Airport.
After reaching Chennai, Rajini stayed at his elder daughter Aishwarya’s Venus Colony residence in Alwarpet for a few days before shifting back to his Poes Garden residence. Though he is remaining in touch with his close relatives and friends from within the Kollywood industry and outside through his mobile phone, it remains uncertain as to when would he be making his much-awaited public appearance.
It is said that doctors from Singapore are visiting Rajini every fortnight to monitor his progress. During their last visit, they reportedly expressed happiness at the ‘fast’ improvement witnessed in the star’s health. It is expected that Rajini would (re)start the shooting schedule of ‘Rana’ only when he gets the ‘green signal’ from the team of doctors during their visits in future.
Rajini’s one-line reply to the many phone calls from VVIPs that he gets every day is that “Please wait for a month; I’d personally visit you!” As it happens, the callers at the other end are satisfied that they were at least able to speak to Rajini and don’t disturb the superstar any further!