Six-time National Award-winning director Mani Ratnam was admitted to a hospital in Chennai. The celebrated director was rushed to the hospital following his Covid-19 diagnosis. As per the sources quoted by News18, Mani Ratnam showed symptoms of the coronavirus, however, the renowned filmmaker has not been tested positive for the deadly virus yet.
“He has been hospitalised to isolate himself as he has parents who are aged above 90," the source added. This comes 10 days after Ratnam attended the teaser launch of his highly ambitious film Ponniyin Selvan: Part I and the latest news update is a massive blow to the fans!
Directed by Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan stars Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, R. Sarathkumar and Sobhita Dhulipala. The release of films teaser and have added to the excitement amongst the fans and it has been receiving a thunderous response from the audience.
Previously, Ponniyin Selvan actor Vikram was hospitalised at the Kauvery hospital in Chennai due to a sudden illness. He was also scheduled to attend the trailer launch for Ponniyin Selvan. Shortly after his hospitalization, Vikram’s son Dhruv Vikram shared a statement over the same on his Instagram story, as he wrote: “Dear fans and wellwishers, Appa had mild chest discomfort and is being treated for the same. He DID NOT have a heart attack as reports falsely claim. We are pained to hear rumours to this effect. That being said, we request you to give him and our family the privacy we need at this time." ALSO READ | Chiyaan Vikram Suffers Heart Attack, Actor RUSHED To Hospital Ahead Of Ponniyin Selvan Teaser Launch!
Well, troubles for Mani Ratnam and his film Ponniyin Selvan: 1 do not seem to have nd anytime soon.
The film recently landed in a legal soup over the character look of Aditya Karikalan, played by Vikram. A lawyer has sued Mani Ratnam, accusing him of distorting the historical facts about the Cholas.
Meanwhile, according to the reports, in the notice, the lawyer has claimed that the Cholas didn’t have the practice of sporting ’tilak’ on the forehead as seen in the posters of Ponniyin Selvan: 1. In the character posters of Aditya Karikalan, which was released last week, Vikram was seen with a ’tilak.’
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