Mani Ratnam visits hospital for routine check-up, cardiac arrest a rumor

Eminent filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s illness and subsequent hospitalization turns out to be a rumor. He had actually visited the Delhi hospital for a long pending master health check-up, while on a holiday with his wife in the national capital, it was confirmed.

“A master health checkup was long overdue. Mani got it in done in a hospital in Delhi to avoid Chennai public eye," Mala Manyan, executive producer of Mani Ratnam's latest release ‘Ok Kanmani’ was quoted by an agency.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that Mani, the man behind terrorism trilogy ‘Roja’, ‘Bombay’ and ‘Dil Se...’ was rushed to Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi after complaining of chest pain. Hospital staff or family members had refused to divulge any report about his health then..

The master filmmaker who gave blockbusters like ‘Saathiya’, ‘Guru’, ‘Raavan’, had survived a cardiac arrest during the filming of ‘Yuva’ in 2004.