About 80 percent of Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’ is shot under water. The cast and the crew used to be completely drenched from morning to evening while filming. Rain was so much prominent in ‘Raavan’ that the main protagonists of the film, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan used to talk, dance, sing and recite poetry in water. Says a member of the cast, “We were drenched to our skin constantly. Abhishek and Aishwarya were talking, dancing, singing and reciting poetry in the water.” Water is the backdrop of Ash and Abhi’s romance in the film. During one sequence, Abhi even proposed to Ash under water.
Says the cast member, “It was almost like the two were getting married by taking their vows through the holy water rather than the fire.” Ash and Abhi owes their success to Mani Ratnam and praised the director’s knowledge of film making from the bottom of their heart.
The cast of ‘Raavan’ have shot in the most adverse condition in the deep jungle of Kochi devoid of basic amenities. ‘Raavan’ speaks high class cinema and the husband and the wife speaks volume about the film and the makers. They are immensely proud to be associated with Mani’s ‘Raavan’ which is slated for June 18 release.