Filmmaker Mani Ratnam admitted to Chennai hospital after testing Covid-19 positive

written by Rajan Nath | July 19, 2022

Mani Ratnam health update: Six-time National Award-winning Indian filmmaker and 'Ponniyin Selvan' director Mani Ratnam has been admitted to a hospital in Chennai after he tested positive for Covid-19, a report stated.

As per TOI, 'Ponniyin Selvan' director Mani Ratnam was taken to a Chennai hospital after he tested positive for Covid-19.

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Filmmaker Mani Ratnam admitted to Chennai hospital after testing Covid-19 positive Image Source: Twitter

The iconic director was working on the post-production work of 'Ponniyin Selvan' that features Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, and Aishwarya Lekshmi among the others in pivotal roles. The historical drama is set to release on September 30.

The director was not well after which he underwent a Covid-19 test and it turned out to be positive. Currently, Ratnam is admitted to a private hospital in Chennai. As per the recent health update, Mani Ratnam is said to be stable and has no other symptoms.

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam admitted to Chennai hospital after testing Covid-19 positive Image Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, the fans and admirers of the legendary director have been praying for Mani Ratnam and his speedy recovery. On the work front, Mani Ratnam was last seen during the teaser launch of 'Ponniyin Selvan' that took place in Chennai on July 8.

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam admitted to Chennai hospital after testing Covid-19 positive Image Source: Twitter

Notably, 'Ponniyin Selvan' is based on the novel of the same title. The film is based on the Chola dynasty which has been made on a huge budget.

The film will be released in five languages - Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.

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