Legendary Tamil filmmaker and actor Bharathiraja released a statement on Saturday, August 27, after being admitted to a private hospital due to a health issue in T. Nagar, Chennai, earlier this week. The ace director has informed fans that he is currently on the road to recovery while extending his gratitude to the doctors and medical staff. Bharathiraja further expressed his wish to meet everyone soon and thanked all for their wishes. The iconic director is being treated for dehydration-related issues, as per reports. 

Bharathiraja's son Manoj released the statement on social media, which reads as follows:

"My Dear Tamil people, 

I am your beloved Bharathiraja. I was admitted to hospital recently due to an health issue, and I am recovering due to the excellent treatment and kind care of doctors and medical staff. 

I humbly request all my loved ones not to come to see me in person as visitors are not allowed in the hospital. I hope to get well soon and meet you all in person. 

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who have kindly inquired and prayed for my recovery in person, over the phone and online after hearing the news of my admission to the hospital. See you all soon. 

With love, 

Check out below Bharathiraja's latest health update below: 

As fans expect Bharathiraja to make a complete recovery soon in the days ahead, the filmmaker-actor is being celebrated for his performance in Dhanush's recent box office blockbuster, Thiruchitrambalam. The veteran director played the role of Dhanush's grandfather and his fun-filled performance proved to be a major USP in the family entertainer film directed by Mithran R. Jawahar. Produced by Sun Pictures, Thiruchitrambalam also stars Nithya Menen, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Raashii Khanna, and Prakash Raj and has chart-buster music composed by 'Rockstar' Anirudh Ravichander.