Kannada actor ‘Bullet’ Prakash critical after liver and kidney failure

There was commotion outside Fortis Hospital in Bengaluru on Monday after Sandalwood actor and BJP politician ‘Bullet’ Prakash was admitted in the intensive care unit following kidney and liver failure. 

A statement by Fortis Hospital said that the 44-year-old actor was placed on a ventilator. “On Monday morning 6th April 2020, we had to put him on a ventilator due to his worsening condition. Despite all the treatment measures, he is still in a critical state. We are keeping a constant check on his health and are keeping his family updated on the same,” a statement by the hospital said. 

It stated that the actor was admitted to the hospital on March 31. “Bullet Prakash has been admitted at Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham Road on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 with complaints of liver failure, kidney failure and infection. He was put on dialysis to stabilise his condition. The team of doctors including gastroenterologist, nephrologist, transplant surgeon and intensivists have been closely monitoring his condition,” added the statement. 

The actor earned the moniker ‘Bullet’ for his penchant for riding a Royal Enfield Bullet motorbike. He is known for portraying comic roles and has appeared in over 300 films in his career including in  Mast Maja Maadi (2008), Aithalakkadi (2010), Mallikarjuna (2011) and Aryan (2014). He made his debut in the movie ‘Dhruva’ released in 2002 and has acted alongside stars including Darshan, Puneet Rajkumar and Upendra. He was a participant in the second season of Kannada reality television show Big Boss. He joined the BJP in 2015 and was welcomed into the party by senior leader R Ashok. 

Bullet Prakash underwent weight reduction surgery two years ago. His brother Narayan Swamy was quoted by Kannada television channels as saying he was confident that the actor will recover. “The doctors are doing their best. People are calling us saying there are rumours in the media that he has died. We request the cooperation of people. We will update regularly about his condition,” he said. 

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