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Mani Ratnam to resume shooting in Malayatoor

After the sudden stop in the filming after he violated an agreement with the Kerala Forest Department, Mani is back to shooting in the Malayatoor forest for his multilingual film “Ravana” starring Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Prithviraj and Priyamani.

Director Mani Ratnam

Director Mani Ratnam

Mani was asked to stop shooting on Friday evening because it was found that he had constructed temporary huts in prohibited areas in the forest. As per the rules, they are not supposed to erect any structures in such areas but it was found out that they had constructed three huts.

On tuesday a fresh sanction was given to continue shooting but with stiff conditions. The case registered by the forest department will continue. The crew has been asked to remit a fee of Rs.10,000 per day of shooting, whereas prior to the violation all what they were charged was a mere Rs.1,000 for the entire duration of the shooting.

The number of vehicles that would be allowed inside the forest also has been drastically reduced.

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