The team reached Manali a few days ago to shoot a brief schedule but had to stop shooting owing to heavy rains, landslides and flash floods.

Karthis Dev shooting in Manali cancelled crew stranded due to floodsDigital Native
Flix Kollywood Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 15:22

The crew of Karthi’s upcoming mega budget action flick Dev is stranded in Kulu Manali due to landslides and flash floods in the region. The team reached Manali a few days ago to shoot a brief schedule, but they had to abruptly stop shooting owing to heavy rains.

Via a statement on Monday, the makers said: “It turned out to be a bizarre scenario from last night, where the rain falls increased terribly leaving the people across the state of Himachal Pradesh in complete hazard. While actor Karthi was supposed to join the shoot yesterday, the entire team involving 140 crew member had already started working there for past four days (sic).”

Karthi also issued a statement saying, “We actually had to shoot particular scenes in the ambience of rainfalls or snowfalls. Apparently, things were perfect with gentle rains and even the weather forecast didn’t have an alarming situation, which was until yesterday. But situation got worsened with unceasing landslides and floods, where the huge rocks started rolling down the hills and hampering the vehicular traffic and movement. I was stranded inside the car for nearly 4-5 hours and was later insisted to stay in a nearby village for safety purpose. What’s more deplorable is that 140 members are being isolated there without any communication at the mountain top (sic).”

Apparently, this situation has resulted in a loss of nearly Rs 1.5 crore for the makers. Bankrolled by Prince Pictures and Reliance Entertainment and directed by debutant Rajath Ravishankar, the project was officially announced in March this year. The film is believed to be made on a budget of Rs 55 crore.

Rakul Preet Singh, who was also part of Theeran, has reunited with Karthi for this project. Actors Ramya Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Amrutha and RJ Vignesh will play pivotal roles while veteran actor Karthik will be seen playing a cameo. Harris Jayaraj has been roped in to compose the music.

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