Filmmaker Mani Ratnam turned 64 on Tuesday. On the occasion, several fans and friends from the industry flooded social media with wishes for the ace filmmaker.
Arun Vijay posted: “Happy birthday to the finest craftsman and a legend #ManiRathnam Sir!! Blessed and proud to have worked with you.. God bless with good health and happiness forever.. – love, #Thyagu!! (#CCV)”.
Aadhi tweeted, “Happy birthday to our all time favorite director #ManiRatnam sir! Man of few words but many Masterpieces…! #HappyBirthdayManiRatnam”
Simran wrote on Twitter, “Very happy birthday to one of the genius filmmakers #ManiRatnam sir. Wishing you good health and happiness!! #HappyBirthdayManiRatnam”
Khushbu posted: #ManiRatnam ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😍😍😍😍😍😍😍🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗 #HappyBirthday Sir.
Raadhika Sarathkumar wrote, “Happy birthday #Manirathnam, keep us feeling proud always @hasinimani @MadrasTalkies_”
Mani Ratnam, who had been shooting his upcoming period film Ponniyin Selvan before the nation went into coronavirus-induced lockdown on March 25, recently said in a webinar that the viability of filmmaking depends on contributions from both stars and the government.
“The fact that the immediate theater release is going to get difficult, and the market is going to get eroded means that I have to make sure the cost of my film is brought down.
“Which means, people involved in it, especially big stars and technicians, will have to understand and help in reducing the cost and work towards making sure the film industry remains afloat. We will possibly also require a little bit of help from the government. It’s an industry which isn’t just simple entertainment, we do so much more. We give dreams to people, make them smile. It takes a lot of time of people who invest in this,” Mani Ratnam said. It is said Mani Ratnam has decided to enter OTT space.