Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai had a providential escape when an elephant taking part in the shooting ran amuck and killed the mahout Andavan.
The incident occurred while they were shooting in Athirapally forest for the film “Raavana” being made by Mani Ratnam. After the shooting is over with the elephant named Kunju, the animal suddenly turned wild and blocked the road that leads from the shooting site to the hotel.
The entire unit and the cast had to wait until veterinary doctors arrived with tranquilisers and put the elephant to sleep. None of the cast or crew was injured in the mishap.