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Brother slams Rajini's cancer rumours

entertainment Updated: May 17, 2011 14:48 IST
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Rumours are rife that south superstar Rajinikanth is suffering from liver sclerosis or cancer. His brother, however, says that the actor is diagnosed with lung and liver disorder due to his past chain smoking and drinking habit.



Due to his ailment, Rajini's upcoming film with Deepika Padukone has been put on hold for now.



Rajini's daughter and producer of Rana, Soundraya, told Mid Day, "Our top priority is my father's health. We are not even thinking of the film at this moment. We can reschedule plans once he recovers completely."



RajiniDirector KS Ravikumar is depressed with the news about Rana being shelved at the moment, reportedly.



Rumours were doing rounds that the actor is suffering from withdrawal symptoms after he had given up alcohol. However, his brother Gaikwad told that Rajini is suffering from lung and liver disorder. "As you know Rajini was a chain smoker and had a drinking habit. The doctors have identified some problems in his lungs and liver," he informed the tabloid.



The south star is advised complete bed rest and he may be taken to the US for further treatment, reportedly. His brother dismissed rumours about cancer and liver sclerosis. "I don't think the condition is so serious. Instead of speculating about his health, let us pray for his speedy recovery," he said.



Rajini congratulated Jayalalitha for winning Tamil Nadu state elections. The CM also tweeted in return, "The swearing in ceremony was nice. I wish Rajinikanth speedy recovery."



Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and former Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu visited the actor.
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