The creative and talented film maker Mani Ratnam has tested positive for Covid-19. The director has been admitted to a private hospital Chennai’s Apollo hospital Chennai for treatment. More details regarding his health condition will be out soon.
The director is currently working on his upcoming big budget drama Ponniyin Selvan. Recently Mani Ratnam and Chiyaan Vikram received a court notice for allegedly misrepresenting the Cholas in the movie Ponniyin Selvan. The lawyer demanded a special screening to anylyse if historical facts have been distorted in the film. Days after the teaser release, Mani Ratnam’ Ponniyin Selvan was landed in fresh trouble.
In his petition, he pointed out that Aditya Karikalan (played by Chiyaan Vikram) doesn’t have tilak on his forehead. But, the poster of Vikram from the movie showed a tilak. Selvam felt that the Cholas could be misrepresented in the film. Hence, he demanded a special screening of Ponniyin Selvan ahead of its release. But neither Mani Ratnam nor Vikram has responded to the notice as of now.
The movie has Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Jayam Ravi , Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Lal, Kishore, Ashwin Kakumanu, Sobhita Dhulipala and Aishwarya Lekshmi in the important roles.