Renowned Indian film director Mani Ratnam has been all over the news for his health issues since yesterday. Buzz had it that the National Award-winning director Mani Ratnam was hospitalised in Chennai on Thursday after he complained of chest pain. The director was reportedly taken to a private hospital after the chest pains started. Furthermore, the reports also claimed that Mani Ratnam was in a stable condition.
Now, a hospital official has come to the forefront to clear the air stating that Mani Ratnam wasn’t hospitalized and, it was just a routine check-up.
The director visited Apollo Hospital in Chennai for a check-up, after complaining of chest pain, but is in fine condition, said a hospital official.
"He had come to the hospital for a check-up. His condition is fine. He has not been admitted," the hospital official told IANS.
Mani Ratnam has already survived a heart attack when he was shooting for Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, and Vivek Oberoi's Yuva in 2004.
The chest pains returned in 2009 and then again in 2015 when the director had to be hospitalised.
Mani Ratnam’s upcoming Tamil film which will feature Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Simbu and Fahadh Faasil will release in January next year. The news was announced on Saturday. A statement was released which confirmed the inclusion of Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman in the film.
The project, tipped to be a high-budget action-thriller, also stars Jyothika and Aishwarya Rajesh. Having already worked with Arvind Swami in "Roja", "Thalapathi", "Bombay" and "Kadal", this will be Ratnam's maiden collaboration with Vijay Sethupathi, Simbu and Fahadh.