Lightman, Manimaaran, who had earlier worked in Mani Ratnam’s 'Guru' in 2006, suffered from the blood-related infection while he was working for that film. He said that he has been trying to get compensation for his medical expenses from Mani Ratnam but he ignored him so he went to Labour Court to get justice.
The court asked the Lightmen association to pay Manimaaran Rs. two lakhs compensation. But Manimaaran is alleging that he is not getting the amount even after 10 years and moreover, they are asking for a bribe of Rs.20,000. Upset with these incidents, he threatened to commit suicide in front of Mani Ratnam's house, if he do not get his money.
On the work front, after the flop of Cheliyaa, it is heard that Mani Ratnam will return to Bollywood with a film starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. Mani Ratnam is said to have discussed the matter with both of them. Though both Abhishek and Aishwarya gave their nod to act, it has reported that Abhishek has given instructions that the story should be new and different otherwise it won’t be possible for him to act. Let’s wait and see on what kind of story Mani is weaving this time.