Mani Ratnam resuming shooting shortly
Contrary to rumours shooting of ace director Mani Ratnam’s big budget bilingual film tentatively titled Ravan / Asokavanam has been postponed indefinitely after his third heart attack, the director will start the next schedule from May 20. Mani Rathnam has now fully recovered and is raring to go! The second schedule was previously planned to begin on April 20.
Though the shoot starts on May 20, actors will start coming to the sets from May 22. The first to arrive will be Aishwarya Rai, Govinda, Vikram and Nikhil Dwivedi while Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Gehi and Ravi Kishan will join them from the first week of June. After a month, the shooting location will shift to Bengaluru for a 15-day schedule.
However, it is still unclear on how many hours Mani will shoot every day. The shoot will be in the jungles of Kerala, where the film’s shoot had first started. The pre-production work is almost done and the new dates of all the actors have been blocked.
Meanwhile, Mani Ratnam has reportedly completed the script of his other project titled Rukmani. A.R. Rahman has already composed one song for this film.