Contrary to the reports, acclaimed filmmaker Mani Ratnam visited a hospital in Delhi for routine checkup.
According to a Hindustan Times report, the filmmaker was admitted to hospital due to cardiac arrest.
However, Mala Manyan, executive producer of Mani Ratnam's latest release "Ok Kanmani Kanmani" clarified the heart attack report and said that he went for a routine checkup.
"Mani and his wife were holidaying in Delhi. A master health checkup was long overdue. He got it in done in a hospital in Delhi to avoid Chennai public eye," Mala told IANS
The director is known for his 1995 hit film "Bombay" based on Bombay riots. Recently, he directed "O Kadhal Kanmani" starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen. The film, which opened to good reviews, has been doing well at the box office.
Ratnam made his directorial debut in 1983 with Kannada film "Pallavi Anu Pallavi". However, he shot to fame with Tamil movie "Mouna Ragam" for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Director.
He has also launched Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and musical maestro AR Rahman.
He also directed five Hindi movies starting with "Bombay" released in 1995 starring Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala, Madhu, Arvind Swamy and Pankaj Kapoor starrer "Roja" in 1992, Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala and Preity Zinta starrer "Dil Se" in 1998, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Esha Deol and Vivek Oberoi starrer "Yuva" in 2004, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai starrer "Guru" in 2007 and Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Vikram starrer "Raavan" in 2010.