Actor turned politican Vijayakanth was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Chennai after he complained of chest pain on Wednesday morning, according to reports.
After a thorough check-up, Vijayakanth was discharged from the hospital and is doing fine. Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) party sources told the Times of India that he had gone to the hospital for a regular check-up.
Earlier, when Vijayakanth was in Singapore, reports claimed that he was hospitalized there, but the DMDK leader later clarified, saying that he was busy with his son's debut film shooting.
Vijayakanth has starred in around 150 films and has several hits to his credit. He is popularly known as 'Captain' after his blockbuster flick "Captain Prabhakaran." The actor became a politician and announced the formation of his DMDK party in 2005.
Vijayakanth had cut down his film assignments after joining politics. He was last seen in the 2010-release "Virudhagiri" and has not starred in any other Tamil film for nearly four years.
Cho Ramaswamy Hospitalised
Veteran actor and political analyst Cho Ramaswamy has been hospitalized at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Tuesday after complaining of pain in the joints.
"He complained of pain on hands and legs, particularly on the joints. Following this, we took him to the hospital. Based on the advice of doctors, he has been admitted to the hospital," a source close to the family told the Times of India.
Last month, the 79-year-old lawyer was admitted to a private hospital after some breathing problems. He was given treatment by the doctors and was later discharged. Now, he has once again been hospitalised owing to health issues.
Cho is a multi-faceted personality and has donned several hats including that of a stage play and cinema actor, screenplay writer and a director. His socio-political satire comedy play "Muhammad bin Thughlaq," depicting then political affairs of India in a sarcastic manner, has been staged more than 1,000 times. The film version of the stage play was also given the same title and was directed by Cho. It was received well by the audience and is still considered as one of the best political satires.
Cho is also a political analyst and runs the Thuglak, a weekly magazine on politics, which he started in 1970. He has also served as the member of Rajya Sabha from 1999 to 2005.