The veteran Director Maniratnam is now doing the movie Ravana(Ashokavanam in Tamil) and the shooting is going on in Kerala.The Kerala Forest department banned for further shooting in the forest since there was made a small hut without seeking proper permission.The Malayatoor forest is a reserve forest and no one can enter without proper permission.It is in Kerala and a beautiful green place.
After the denial of permission, Maniratnam with influence somehow got conditional permission to go on with the shooting.The conditions were,
No member of the unit can smoke inside the forest location
No plastic material can be brought into the location.
Unit cannot consist of more than 150 people.
Only 10 unit vehicles can be brought into the location.
Only 15 cars/jeeps can be brought into the location.
Unit should pay Rs 10,000 per day for the shoot( earlier it was only Rs 1000 for 25 days !