Mani Ratnam’s forthcoming magnum opus Ravana shooting has been interrupted once again due to the Caravan owners’ fraudulent activities. They used caravans with tampered engine numbers in Ooty.
Yesterday, officials from the District Transport Department made a surprise visit and checked the caravans being used by the film’s lead pair, Aishwarya Bachchan and Vikram.
Noting that the owners of the caravans did not have the proper documents, they confiscated the caravans.
Due to these sudden developments, Mani Ratnam stopped the shooting midway and returned to his Hotel.
It may be recalled that the shooting was to take place in the dense forest area of Ooty. So without the caravans, the artists and even the director has also suffered a lot and the situation has forced them to return to the main town.
Now the state government officials are having discussions to take any further action on the violations.