Jumbo trouble for Baahubali 2

Animal rights campaigner, Heritage Animal Task Force, has demanded action against producer and director of the multilingual movie Baahubali 2 for allegedly illegally using an elephant for shooting in the state without taking prior permission from the Animal Welfare Board of India.

The outfit alleged that the film crew had violated norms and used the elephant, Chirackal Kalidasan, for the shooting of the movie at Thrissur recently without obtaining any pre-shoot certificate from AWBI as per the Performing Animals Registration Rule 2001.

The Thrissur-based Task Force sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently demanding action against the producer, director and camera man of the film, and the owner and mahout of the elephant in this regard.