Veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who is known for his critically-acclaimed films such as Roja and Guru, has been hospitalised in a Chennai hospital reportedly after some cardiac issues. As per Bollywoodlife.com, the director, who has a history of heart issues, suffered a heart attack on the sets of his 2004 film Yuva. He was again hospitalised in 2015 due to cardiac problem.
On the professional front, Mani Ratnam is currently working on Ponniyin Selvan. The film based on the novel of Amarar Kalki revolves around the kingdom of Raja Raja Cholan. Unfortunately, Lyca Productions has backed out from the project due to unknown reasons. The film was supposed to have big names such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Amitabh Bachchan, Amala Paul, Jayaram Ravi, Karthi and Anushka Shetty.
Ratnam's last film Chekka Chivantha Vaanam earned commercial as well as critical success.
More details on Mani Ratnam's hospitalisation is awaited.