Filmmaker Mani Ratnam recently checked into Apollo Hospital in Greams Road, Chennai after he suffered some cardiac difficulties. The news was announced on social media platform, Twitter by Lokesh Jey, who is known to be a prominent media professional in Chennai.
He tweeted: “Director #ManiRatnam admitted to Greams Road Apollo hospital due to cardiac problems.” Fortunatly, fans do not need to worry as he is now straight back to work after a routine check-up. This positive news was shared by his representative in a tweet. Nikkil Murugan wrote: "After a routine check-up, Mani Ratnam sir is back to office today with his routine work. All is well." Unfortunately, however, this is not the first time that Ratnam's health has raised alarm bells or been a cause for concern. In July last year, he also visited Apollo Hospital after complaining of chest pain. Conversely, a hospital official stated that the filmmaker came for a routine check-up and there was no need to worry about anything. "He had come to the hospital for a check-up. His condition is fine. He has not been admitted," the official said. Ratnam also complained of cardiac problems in 2004, while shooting for the star studded hit Yuva. This was also followed up by a consecutive health scare in 2009 and 2015. In regards to his career and work, Ratnam's last directorial venture Chekka Chivantha Vaanam was both, a critical and commercial success. It has also come to light that the filmmaker will soon collaborate with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for a cinematic reworking of the Tamil epic novel Ponniyin Selvan.
Aishwarya recently confirmed the development and stated, "What I will commit to is even though Mani hasn't formally announced it himself, I'm working with him. The word is out, so I'm committing to that fact... I'll always be more than thrilled, excited, overwhelmed, humbled, and just happy to work with my guru. So, yeah, that's happening. Back to school."