Young director Manu James passed away due to jaundice. He died during treatment for jaundice. He was 31 years old. Manu was working on his debut film Nancy Rani starring Ahana Krishna, Dhruvan, Aju Varghese and Lal.
The death occurred when the post-production of the film was underway. Manu made his debut as a child artist in the 2004 film Ayme Curious, directed by Sabu James.
He later worked as an associate director in Malayalam, Kannada and Bollywood films. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 3.00 pm at Kurilangad Major Arch Episcopal Martha Mariam Archdeacon Pilgrimage Church. Wife is Naina Manu James.