Sunday, May 10, 2009
Mani Ratnam seeks permission
Director Mani Ratnam is reportedly back to work after being hospitalized a couple of weeks earlier when he complained ofuneasiness and chest pain. A source from Kollywood says that Mani is eager to shoot some of the important scenes in Sri Lanka. Since his movie, Ravan, is based on Ramayana and a major portion of the story is set in Sri Lanka, the director is keen to shoot some scenes there. Some of the places that Mani is interested are Lankapura and Ashok Vatika where the real story is said to have taken place. The Ravan team is said to be working hard to obtain the necessary permission from the governments of India and Sri Lanka to shoot the film in that country.