Actor Chiyaan Vikram had mild chest discomfort, not heart attack: Manager
- Chiyaan Vikram was admitted to a Chennai hospital on Thursday afternoon
- He reportedly complained of mild chest discomfort
- The 56-year-old actor is expected to be discharged from the hospital in a day
Tamil actor Chiyaan Vikram has been admitted to the Kauvery hospital in Chennai after he reportedly complained of mild chest discomfort on Thursday, July 7.
Vikram’s manager Suryanarayanan M, in a series of tweets, said the actor is in a stable condition and is expected to be discharged from the hospital in a day. He also dismissed reports of him suffering a heart attack.
“Dear fans and wellwishers, Chiyaan Vikram had mild chest discomfort and is being treated for the same. He DID NOT have a heart attack as reports falsely claim. We are pained to hear rumours to this effect," he tweeted.
"That being said, we request you to give him and the family the privacy they need at this time. Our dear Chiyaan is fine now. He is likely to be discharged from hospital in a day. We hope this statement provides clarity and trust that the false rumours will be put to rest (sic),” he added.
Vikram was supposed to attend the teaser launch of his upcoming film, 'Ponniyin Selvan', which is an Indian Tamil-language period action drama, at 6 pm on Friday in Chennai. The first part of the film is all set to hit the theatres on September 30.
Apart from 'Ponniyin Selvan', the 56-year-old actor has a number of films in the pipeline. 'Cobra', helmed by Imaikkaa Nodigal fame director Ajay Gnanamuthu, is slated to hit the big screens on August 11. The movie stars former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan, Srinidhi Shetty, Mirnalini Ravi, KS Ravikumar, and Miya George in pivotal roles.
He was recently seen in 'Mahaan,' an action thriller film directed by Karthik Subbaraj which co-starred his son, actor Dhruv Vikram in the lead role.