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Indian film star Rajnikanth home after treatment

FILE - In this June 14, 2007 file photo, Indian movie star Rajnikanth addresses the media during the preview of his film, 'Sivaji' in Hyderabad, India. News reports said Indian movie star Rajnikanth has returned to India after spending several weeks in a hospital in Singapore where he was being treated for a kidney ailment. FILE - In this June 14, 2007 file photo, Indian movie star Rajnikanth addresses the media during the preview of his film, 'Sivaji' in Hyderabad, India. News reports said Indian movie star Rajnikanth has returned to India after spending several weeks in a hospital in Singapore where he was being treated for a kidney ailment. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A, File)
July 14, 2011

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NEW DELHI—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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