- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2011

NEW DELHI (AP) - News reports say Indian movie star Rajnikanth has returned home after staying several weeks in a hospital in Singapore where he was being treated for a kidney ailment.

Press Trust of India reports that the 60-year-old actor arrived in the southern Indian city of Chennai on Thursday. PTI says scores of fans were at the airport to greet the star.

Three hospital stays in April interrupted the shooting of his latest film, “Rana,” before Rajnikanth left for Singapore in late May.

Rajnikanth’s real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. He has acted in more than 175 films since 1975. Many are in the Tamil and Telugu language films in southern India.

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