Director Mani Ratnam, who is preparing for the arrival of his eagerly awaited Ponniyin Selvan part 1, was admitted to a private hospital on Tuesday after he experienced some Covid-related symptoms over the last few days. According to reports, Ratnam has tested positive for Covid and is at present going through treatment in the hospital.
Mani Ratnam, who as of late shown up at the teaser launch of his movie Ponniyin Selvan, has been admitted to Apollo hospital in Chennai. Film trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai took to his Twitter account to share the news. He penned, “#ManiRatnam tested positive for #COVID19 , admitted to Apollo Hospital, Chennai.”
Ponniyin Selvan, based on the eponymous epic novel by Kalki, has been produced by Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies. Lyca Productions will be releasing the movie. The first part is set to release in cinemas worldwide on September 30. The movie’s teaser was released recently in a grand launch event in Chennai.
The movie’s title poster was revealed in January 2020. Right away, the movie went on floors in Thailand where a significant part of the first schedule was shot before it was suspended because of outbreak of Covid-19. The poster features a sword with a golden hilt and it bears the emblem of the Chola kingdom alongside the words ‘Beginning of the Golden Era’.