Youth Congress workers on Thursday protested at the District General Hospital at Kottayam where a Nivin Pauly-starring Malayalam movie is currently being shot, alleging that the production unit had not paid adequate rent for the said location.
Subsequently, the shooting had to be halted for some time following the protest.
The movie directed by Sidharth Siva has three days of shooting scheduled within the hospital premises and the rent earlier agreed upon was Rs 15,000 for three days. The protestors however now claim that the said rent was too less and that later, the production unit had agreed upon a revised sum of Rs 30,000.
The agitation was resolved after a discussion between the hospital superintendent, local police officers, film unit representatives and the agitating Youth Congress workers.
According to sources, Malayali heartthrob Nivin Pauly and veteran actor Sreenivasan who play major roles in the upcoming cinematic venture will be at the hospital till Friday.
As per reports, two hospital wards, an operation theatre and a parking slot too were rented out for the movie.
This yet-to-be-named Malayalam movie â€“reportedly featuring three heroines- will be Nivinâ€™s next Malayalam movie after his last hit â€˜Jacobinte Swargarajyamâ€™ that was directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan.
There were no Nivin starrers even during Onam which usually sees many simultaneous releases to cash in on the festival fervour in August/September.