Chennai: Superstar Rajnikanth is likely to return to the country on July 13 after over six weeks of treatment for kidney-related ailments in Singapore.

Sources close to the actor's family remained tight-lipped about the star's return, while airport sources said flight tickets have been blocked for him and family members for Wednesday in an international carrier.

Rajnikanth, 61, is likely to arrive late Wednesday evening, amidst expected euphoria among his fans who have been praying for the good health of the actor.

In a recent letter, Rajni had acknowledged in a recent letter to them that it was their prayers and love which saved him.

After suffering from exhaustion on April 29, the first day of the shoot of his period flick 'Rana', the actor was hospitalised here twice. He was flown to Singapore in the last week of May for treatment of reported kidney ailment.

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi were among those who spoke to the star during his treatment at Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore.

(Agencies)