The Lightmen Union slammed one of their own, Manimaran, for his allegation of non-compensation of medical expenses by veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam as unfair.
Manimaran has threatened to go on a hunger strike if not compensated for medical expenses incurred while working on Mani Ratnam’s 2007 film Guru. The light man had suffered a blood-related infection on the sets of Guru and claimed neither the Lightmen Association nor Ratnam’s team had compensated him for the treatment in the past one decade.
Lightmen Union Secretary Raman said, “His allegations against us and Mani Ratnam are unfair. He sued us in Labour Court, and the Union was ordered to pay him Rs one lakh which has already been settled. He further added, “This issue was settled amicably long back. We even have a letter of acknowledgment from him.
Manimaran has even threatened to commit suicide in front of Mani Ratnam’s house if not compensated.