Rockline Venkatesh, who has produced many hit films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi, was recently admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru.
The actor-producer complained of breathlessness a few days ago and was later rushed to a hospital. He is now being treated by his son, Abhilesh, who is a doctor by profession. According to multiple reports, Rockline Venkatesh recently came in contact with politician and actor Sumalatha Ambareesh, who was tested positive for coronavirus. Last week, the two had met Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to discuss on the construction of the Ambareesh memorial.
It is said that Rockline Venkatesh is showing symptoms of coronavirus and has been isolated. However, there is no official confirmation on whether he has been tested coronavirus-positive or not.
His friends and colleagues in the industry are hoping for a speedy recovery.
Rockline Venkatesh made his debut as a producer with a film titled Belli Modagalu, featuring Ramesh Aravind in the lead role. He is also known for his performances in films like Police Story, Killing Veerappan and Naachiyaar.
The producer-actor is currently working on a period drama titled Rajaveera Madakari Nayaka, starring Darshan. The film was supposed to go on floors in April. However, due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus the shoot got postponed. The makers are currently working on its pre-production.