Tamil super star Rajini Kant has been suffering from mysterious diseases ever since he has acted in the smashing hit film “Chandra Mukhi.”
The film is said to be woven around a real story that happened in Karnataka. Chandra Mukhi was a court dancer during the rule of a king who also has sexual relationship with her. However Chandramukhi gives only her body to him and her heart to another male dancer in the King’s court. The King who finds about her relationship with the dancer, cruelly kills both. She turns into a ghost and seeks revenge on the king. This story was first adopted in Kannada where it was a big hit. Then the film was made into Tamil and Telugu languages and was an unprecedented hit. However, soon after the release of the film, Rajani Kant, hero of the film, who finishes of Chandramukh’s ghost started falling regularly ill. Some mysterious ailments started tormenting hi. It was said that Chandramukh’s ghost was haunting him. To over come death, Rajani Kant is reported to have performed a Hindu religious ritual called ‘Mrutyunjaya (conquering death) Homam (Vedic ritual) in the Himalayan mountains. He was for a while normal. But however he is once again falling ill and has been in and out of hospitals. His serious ill health is causing anxiety to millions of his fans who adore him as a living God. It may be recalled that Rajini fell ill on the same day as the launching of his new film ‘Rana’ and was hospitalized. The star’s wife came before the media and stated that it was due to food poisoning and there was absolutely no cause for any anxiety over his health.
Fans who heaved a sigh of relief with this assurance, were again worried as Rajini was twice hospitalized within a span of two weeks. What went wrong with his health was being kept a closely guarded secret. Even the Tamil film industry was tight lipped about his health. The stoic silence of every one concerned has caused a great anxiety among Rajini’s fans.
Apart from the ghost story, there is another version. Some say that Rana’s director K S Ravi Kumar was responsible for the ill health of Rajini. It is learnt that the director has suggested to the Rajini that he should become slim for the film and Rajini underwent liposuction to cut down weight. It is said that Rajini’s body did not cooperate with the treatment, because of his advanced age and the result was ill health. They say this was the reason why silence was being maintained as the star was undergoing treatment secretly.