Mani Ratnam’s production house served show cause notice


MUMBAI: Director Mani Ratnam’s production house Madras Talkies has been issued a show cause notice by the Animal Welfare Board for not taking permission to use elephants in his film Raavan.

The movie stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vikram. The music of the film is by AR Rahman.

One of the two elephants brought for the shoot had turned amok, which resulted in the death of its mahout. According to the police, there was no shooting today and the cast and crew were shifting to Udhagamandalam.

The film was being shot with the lead pair – Abhishek and Aishwarya in the forests near Athirampally waterfalls in Thrissur district when the mahout was trampled to death by the elephant post the shoot.