Director Mahendran is no more

Noted film director Mahendran passed away early on Tuesday morning, following a brief hospitalisation. His son John Mahendran confirmed his passing on social media. He was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on March 27, after he became sick following a dialysis session.

He was on a ventilator, according to hospital sources. Mahendran has directed several memorable films including Mullum Malarum, Johnny and Nenjathai Killadhey. He was recently seen in Vijay Sethupathi’s Seethakaathi, the Rajinikanth-starrer Petta and Boomerang, starring Atharvaa Murali that released earlier this month.