Director Maniratnam, who is now making the film “Raavana” with Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Vikram, is reportedly decided to change the cinematographer Manikhantan.
The film is almost complete except for the climax scene and some other crucial scenes. It is reported that Mani has no confidence in Manikhantan for shooting those important scenes. He is said to have requested Santosh Sivan to complete the balance work of “Raavana”.
However, according to unit sources, Manikhantan is leaving because of prior commitments as he has signed to do a Tamil film for a top producer. The shooting of “Raavana” got delayed because of locational problems and sudden ill health of Mani Ratnam.
The cameraman Manikhantan has to go because the shooting of his next film will start next week.