Veteran actress Jayanthi has been admitted to a hospital on Sunday after complaining of having difficulty breathing. The actress is in Vikram Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit and on a ventilator. While her condition seems to be critical, her son, Krishna Kumar, has said in a statement that the actress is responding well to the treatment and therefore there is no cause of worry. The 73-year-old actress Jayanthi has acted in over 500 movies across Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi languages and shared screen space legends like MG Ramachandran (MGR) and Dr Rajkumar. She worked with the latter in 45 movies. Also Read - Arvind Swami Plays MGR in Kangana Ranaut's Thalaivi, Shoot Begins in November

The actress was first rushed to Sidvin Hospital in Bangalore and was shifted to Vikram Hospital on doctor’s advice. Updating media on his mother’s health, her son Krishna Kumar shared, “She has been suffering from asthma for 35 years. She used inhalers every day and was never admitted to hospital over breathing issues. Last evening, her health started deteriorated and she was taken to Sidvin Hospital. Based on doctor’s advises, we shifted her to Vikram Hospital in Cunningham Road.” He further revealed that the doctors will have to keep Jayanthi under observation for 24 hours. Also Read - Anyone but him: Palaniswami tells Dhinakaran supporters to comeback to AIADMK

Kasturi Nivasa, Miss Leelavathi, Sri Krishnadevaraya and Edakallu Guddada Mele are some of her most noted works. Jayanthi is also bestowed by two Karnataka State Film Awards for Best Actress, the President’s Medal for Best Actress and two Filmfare Awards for Best Actress throughout her career. She was always tagged the ‘most bold and beautiful’ actress of Kannada cinema. Also Read - HC reverts criminal case against former MP, MLA to lower court