A fortnight ago renowned director Mani Ratnam celebrated his birthday, hoping to wash off stains from failures of his last year efforts. On the contrary, for Mani, who has been keeping a low profile ever since his last K town offering Kadal sank without a trace at the box office, looks like, bad times are here to stay !
In the most unfortunate of cases, the go-down owned by him caught fire!!! Located at North Crescent Road in T Nagar, Chennai, heat waves surged through the air as onlookers made vain attempts at containing the blazing fire which ceased to surrender to their minuscule efforts.
Soon, a fire alarm was signaled with fire fighters reaching the spot and taking necessary action. However, it was only 2 hours later that the situation looked under control. By then a majority of the studio had gone up in flames and the equipment lay buried in dark ashes. A vast array of costumes and preserved film roles were also lost in the mishap.
Although, the reason for it is yet unknown, Mani Ratnam suspects it to be a work of an outsider. “In all probability it could be the work of money lenders who threatened to cause him damage after his last movie – Kadal, failed miserably at the box office” mentions an onlooker present at the site. The Chennai Police is on the hunt and doing their best to arrive at a conclusion regarding the same.