Mani Ratnam back to work after brief hospitalisation

Ace director Mani Ratnam, who was hospitalised due to cardiac-related problems in Chennai on Sunday, has been discharged and he has returned to work too.

Publicist Nikkil Murugan wrote on Twitter, “After a routine Check up Maniratnam sir back to office today with his routine work. All is Well..,@hasinimani @MadrasTalkies.”

Earlier on Sunday, a user running the Twitter handle by the name Lokesh Jey shared an image of Ratnam and wrote, “Director #ManiRatnam admitted to Greams Road Apollo hospital due to cardiac problems.”

However, fans need not worry as he is now back to work after a routine check-up, his representative confirmed in a tweet. “After a routine check-up, Mani Ratnam sir is back to office today with his routine work. All is Well,” Nikkil Murugan wrote.

This is not the first time that Ratnam’s health has been a cause for concern. In July last year, he visited Apollo Hospital after complaining of chest pain. However, a hospital official told IANS that the filmmaker came for a routine check-up and there was nothing to worry about.

Mani Ratnam suffered heart attack first in the year 2004, on the sets of the movie Yuva (Aayutha Ezhuthu). Almost a decade later, in the year 2015, the Ok Kanmani helmer had his second attack.

He was holidaying in Srinagar, Kashmir but had to fly down to Delhi in order to get himself treated. The family managed to keep the situation private for the longest time.

The director, the producer, screenwriter who is known for his work in Indian cinema Guru, Yuva and many other films, was also admitted to the Apollo hospital Mumbai after he complained of cardiac problem.