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Mani Ratnam released from hospital

July 17, 2003 20:40 IST

Film director Mani Ratnam, admitted to a Kolkata hospital on Wednesday evening with low blood pressure, fever and dehydration, was released on Thursday evening after his condition became stable.

A beaming Ratnam, accompanied by wife Suhasini and production unit members, left the hospital under tight security for the Taj Bengal hotel where his crew is putting up.

Clinical Director of B M Birla Heart Research Centre Anil Mishra, who attended on Ratnam, told PTI that all tests conducted on him, including an ECG, were normal as too his blood pressure.

The director, who fainted after a stunt scene being picturised on Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi went awry leading to a fracture in the lead actor's leg, had been skipping meals and suffering from dehydration due to the high humidity levels.

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