Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi on Thursday said he is well and has no heart ailment, contrary to media reports. His is, however, admitted to a hospital here for routine tests.

“I am well and have no heart ailment. I had gone to Nanavati Hospital for a routine check up. Thank you for your concern. I value it,” Santoshi said in a statement.

I'm well, have no heart ailment: Rajkumar Santoshi
“I’m Well, Have No Heart Ailment”: Rajkumar Santoshi

Santoshi was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday evening, and he will be under observation until Saturday morning. He is there for routine tests, his spokesperson told IANS.

The filmmaker is well-known for helming films like Ghayal, Damini, Andaz Apna Apna, Ghatak, Pukar, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Phata Poster Nikhla Hero.

His film Pukar won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration. He also bagged the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’.

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