Sandalwood producer Parvathamma Rajkumar was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Thursday, after her health reportedly deteriorated.
The 77-year-old, who is also the wife of late legendary actor Dr Rajkumar, was admitted to MS Ramaiah Hospital recently, after she complained of breathing problems and fatigue.
On Thursday, media reports state that Parvathamma's health is deteriorating and that she has been put on ventilator.
Doctors at MS Ramaiah Hospital said in a press conference that Parvathamma is suffering from respiratory problems and that she is also suffering from kidney-related ailments, and will undergo dialysis.
Saying that Parvathamma would be under observation for the next 48 hours, the doctors cautioned people from spreading false rumours about her health condition.
"Her vital organs are normal. Her BP is normal, but it is wrong to say that her health condition is normal," doctors said.
A panel of five doctors including the head of the hospital are attending to Parvathamma, News9 reported.
Speaking to media, Parvathamma's son Shivrajkumar stated that there is nothing to worry and that the doctors are attending to her. He added that Parvathamma's health is better than how it was the previous day.
"She is our mother and we are worried about her," Shivarajkumar said.
Reports say that the security outside MS Ramaiah Hospital has been beefed up in the wake of Parvathamma's deteriorating health.
Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood visited the hospital. Sa Ra Govindu, head of Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce reportedly visited the hospital and interacted with Parvathamma's sons.
Born in Mysuru, she produced her first movie Trimurthi with her husband Rajkumar in the lead.
Under the aegis of Poornima Enterprises, Parvathamma went on to produce numerous films featuring her husband Dr Rajkumar and three sons Shivraj Kumar, Puneeth Rajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar.
Earlier on Tuesday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had visited Parvathamma at the hospital and wished her a speedy recovery.
Previously in March this year, Parvathamma was hospitalized over issues of diabetes and low blood pressure.