Pictures of the producer-distributor in hospital have been making the rounds, forcing the Kannada superstar, who works close with Manjunath, to issue a clarification.
Last Updated: 11.29 AM, Jun 14, 2022
Popular producer and distributor Manjunath Gowda, better known as Jack Manju in industry circles, was hospitalized on precautionary grounds last evening, after he complained of mild chest pain. Soon enough, though, pictures of Jack sleeping in the hospital bed, with an IV stuck in his arm, started doing the rounds, giving rise to widespread speculation that his health may be in dire straits. After the unfortunate demise of Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar, where he went from walking to his car to go to hospital to being pronounced brought dead in no time, Kannada audiences have been on edge every time there is news of someone from the industry taking ill.
Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeep, with whom Jack has been closely associated for several years now, took to Twitter to clarify that all is well with the Vikrant Rona producer. “My dear brother and friend @JackManjunath is fine and getting discharged today. He was admitted on precautionary grounds and nothing serious. Few leaked pics taken by staff while he was sleeping is doing rounds making it look serious. Thanks to all fo ua wshs and prayers.🙏🏼,” he tweeted. Following Sudeep’s tweet, there was an outpouring of ‘get well soon’ messages for Jack, with a few also using the opportunity to ask Sudeep about the next update from Vikrant Rona, considering that the film is only a month and a half away from its date with audiences. The last update, the Gadang Rakkamma lyrical video release, was a good 22 days ago and even though the #Rakkammahookstep reel challenge is still hot, fans have been eagerly waiting for the next, which will, hopefully, be the Hey Fakira song.
Manjunath has been busy with the promotions of two of his films in recent times – Nirup Bhandari’s Window Seat and Vikrant Rona – both of which are July releases.