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Rajinikanth returns home

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth returned to Chennai yesterday night, nearly one-and-a-half months after he flew out to Singapore for medical treatment.

entertainment Updated: Jul 15, 2011 17:52 IST

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth returned to Chennai on Wednesday night, nearly one-and-a-half months after he flew out to Singapore for medical treatment.

The actor was accompanied by his wife Latha Rajinikanth and two daughters - Aishwarya and Soundarya.

Rajinikanth was given a rousing reception by his fans at the Chennai airport. The actor had a few words with his fans while accepting the wishes of others by waving his hands at them.

Sources close to the family said that the actor will take rest at his farmhouse near Chennai for about a month.

The matinee idol is expected to resume shooting for the movie Rana, produced by Ochre Studios headed by his daughter Soundarya.

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone is cast opposite him in the movie directed by KS Ravikumar.

Security at the airport was beefed up as a large number of the actor's fans turned up there when the superstar arrived in Chennai by Singapore Airlines.

Festoons, banners and posters have been put up by the actor's fans along the roads leading to the airport.

The 60-year-old actor, who made his mark as a character actor in the movie Aarulirunthu Arupathu Varai (From Six to 60 Years), was flown to Singapore May 27 and admitted to the Mount Elizabeth Hospital the next day.

Rajinikanth was discharged from the hospital last month but he continued to remain in the island country for periodic check-ups and to get sufficient rest.

On May 13, he was admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre in Chennai with fever and fluid retention following acute gastro-intestinal and respiratory problems. He was discharged from hospital May 28.

At the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Rajinikanth underwent advanced treatment, including hemodialysis.

Rajinikanth was earlier admitted to St. Isabel Hospital April 29 after a bout of vomiting, and was discharged in the evening.

On May 5, he was again admitted to the ICU of St. Isabel Hospital after allergic bronchitis and fever.

First Published: Jul 14, 2011 08:37 IST