Tamil actor Vivekh critical after suffering heart attack

He had received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday

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Tamil actor-comedian Vivekh has been hospitalised in Chennai after he suffered a heart attack on Friday, according to reports.

He complained of chest pain and fainted at home, and was rushed to a private hospital. The actor's condition is critical, the Indian Express reported. 

The comedian had taken the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday. Speaking to media after getting the first shot, he said that he chose to get vaccinated to help dispel rumours.  “I want to make a point that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is safe. It doesn't mean we will not get COVID-19 if we get vaccinated. We should still be careful once we take the vaccine. The vaccine assures that we do get affected severely," he had said.

Vivekh, a Padma Shree recipient, has acted with top Tamil heroes including Rajinikanth, Vijay and Ajith Kumar.

More details awaited