Aishwarya Rai starrer Ponniyin Selvan shoot: horse dies during the shoot of aishwarya rai starrer Ponniyin Selvan FIR lodged against Mani Ratnam

Renowned film producer Mani Ratnam and his team have been busy shooting for Aishwarya Rai starrer period drama Ponniyin Selvan in Madhya Pradesh and Hyderabad for the past few months. According to media reports, a horse had died during the shooting of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ in Hyderabad. Following this, ‘People for Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) India has written to the District Collector of Hyderabad and the Telangana State Animal Welfare Board asking them to investigate the death of the horse.

Case registered against Mani Ratnam
The Abdullapuram Police has registered an FIR against Mani Ratnam and the horse owner. Subsequently, the Animal Welfare Board has called Mani Ratnam to investigate the alleged death based on complaints from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. Madras Talkies have been booked under Section 11 of the PCA Act, 1960 and Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

‘Ponniyin Selvan’ based on the story of Arulmozhi Varman and the Chola dynasty
‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is based on the story of Arulmozhi Varman and the Chola dynasty. This film is said to be Mani Ratnam’s dream project. The film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiya Vikram, Trisha Krishnan, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Lal, Sarathkumar, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Ashwin Kakumanu, Kishore and Aishwarya Lakshmi in lead roles. The music of the film will be given by Oscar winner AR Rahman.

On the work front, Mani Ratnam has recently collaborated with Jayendra Panchapakesan to create a web series ‘Navarsa’ for Netflix.

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