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Malayalam actor Manju Warrier, film crew rescued from flooded Himachal village

Manju Warrier

Manju Warrier   | Photo Credit: S. Mahinsha

They were shooting in the Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh when they got stuck in a flood-hit village of Chhattru

A 30-member film crew from Kerala, including award-winning actor Manju Warrier, was rescued after being stranded in a remote Himachal Pradesh village following heavy rain and floods for the past few days.

They were shooting in the Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh when they got stuck in a flood-hit village of Chhattru, where Sanal Kumar Sasidharan was shooting for the film Kayattam. Chhatru is located on the road to Spiti Valley from Manali, which is 80 km away.

The place remained cut off from the main transportation channels because of the heavy landslips in Uttarakhand.

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan had called up the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur when he received information about the actor and the crew from Ms. Warrier’s brother Madhu Warrier.

Mr. Muraleedharan, in a Twitter update, said that the Mandi district administration had informed that the road connectivity to Chatru village had been established.

The film crew has decided not to go to Kokhsar base immediately. They will continue to stay in Chatru till the shoot is completed.

Mr. Warrier had reportedly got a call from his sister for help, saying that about 30 people in her team were stuck without much food left. The film crew was said to be in the village for about three weeks.

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Printable version | Feb 28, 2020 2:27:34 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/malayalam-actor-manju-warrier-film-crew-rescued-from-flooded-himachal-village/article29192058.ece

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