Rajinikanth fans, the world over, are immersed in prayer. Ever since the Tamil superstar and one of Asia's most famous actors landed himself in a Singapore hospital with a kidney ailment, the South industry is deeply concerned.
Rubbishing rumours of a kidney transplant, the superstar's son-in-law and this year's National Award winning actor Dhanush told media persons that, "The superstar is fine. He will be out of hospital in a week or in 10 days. And, he will start shooting for Rana."
Ironically on one side, Rajini's health is of prime concern. And on the other side, the trade is talking about how Rajinikanth has reportedly been paid 24 crores as just his first installment on Rana. A source says, "Rajini Sir is still India's highest paid actor. Besides the reported 24 cr that he has already received, the family will also have a stake in the IPR because Rajini's second daughter Soundarya is a partner in the project."
Meanwhile, Dhanush who is Rajini's elder son-in-law (married to the superstar's daughter Aishwarya) has in recent times become the official spokesperson for the family. Many in Chennai see him as the "son" of the superstar. He is the one to whom the film industry and Rajini's fans have been turning to for the latest updates on the ailing star's health.