On contacting his manager, he confirmed that the maverick director went for a master health check up and that the allegations of cardiac arrest are nothing more than rumours.
On probing what gave rise to the heart attack angle to the entire episode, it is learnt that Mani Ratnam had initially complained of chest pain, which turned out to be an acidity problem.
So why did Mani go to Delhi in the first place? Well, it is said that he had been to Kashmir to attend a golfing event and then decided to go for a check up at the Delhi Apollo Hospital on his way back.
Within minutes after the news that Mani Ratnam visited a hospital emerged, people from all over the country took to Twitter and wished him a speedy recovery making the word #ManiRatnam trend on the social networking platform.
Surely, he is the most loved and admired director of the current generation, it is proved yet again. Hope he gets back to Chennai as soon as possible to start his next project with Dhanush.
Stay tuned for further updates.