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South Indian actor Vikram is doing fine physically and has not suffered a cardiac arrest like it's being reported in several news outlets, clarified the actor’s manager Suriyanarayanan.

Taking to Twitter, Suryanarayanan wrote, “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. That being said, we request you to give him and the family the privacy they need at this time.”

He also added that the actor was doing fine, but was pained by the false reportage.

“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.”

It all started with a section of the media reporting that the actor had been admitted to the Cauvery hospital on July 7 and that he had suffered a heart attack.

This led to Vikram’s side issuing a clarification that he was fine and would be discharged in a day.

The news assumes significance as this means Vikram will not be present at the teaser launch of director Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus, ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, in Chennai on Friday.