Abhi-Ash Starrer Ravaan Shooting Disrupted By Wild Elephant
Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai
The filming of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai starrer "Raavan" was hindered when an elephant ran amok in the jungle where it is being shot. The shooting will be continued on Friday. This information was given by cinematographer Santosh Sivan in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.
"We will resume shooting tomorrow (Friday)," Sivan told.
The elephant, whose name is Kunju, had killed 51-year-old mahout Andavan. After the incident, the road at nearby Athirapally forest was blocked and the cast and crew of Mani Ratnam's film had to stay back in the shooting spot.
"We didn't see much since we were shooting on the other side of the bridge... so we couldn't cross over... we had to stop shooting, but I didn't see anything except the confusion. We had to spend a few hours in a guest house in the forest," said Sivan.
All the crew members and actors are unhurt. Later the elephant was chained and tranquilised by veterinary doctors.
Besides Abhishek and Aishwarya, "Raavan" also stars Vikram, Govinda and Manisha Koirala. It is being made in Hindi and Tamil simultaneously.