Manju Warrier and Kayyattam crew rescued back to safety
Recently, actress Manju Warrier and the crew of her new movie ‘Kayattam’ got stranded in the flood-hit remote areas of Himachal Pradesh. Series of flash floods and landslides blocked the roads. News reached back home only when Manju called her brother Madhu Warrier from a satellite phone to inform about their situation. Timely intervention from the Kerala government, Union Minister V Muraleedharan and Himachal Pradesh government has now helped the crew return back to safety.
Manju Warrier took to her social media handle to inform that they have reached Manali safely. Along with thanking the authorities for their efforts, she also thanked everyone for the prayers and concern. Her Facebook post reads,
Very happy and relieved to inform all of you that me and the entire team of the movie “Kayattam” by Sanalkumar Sasidharan reached back safe by midnight in Manali and are completely safe now after being stranded for six days in the regions of Shiyagoru and Chhatru in Himachal Pradesh due to snowfall and landslides. Thanks to all the big hearts who swiftly and responsibly executed the rescue operations. And thanks to the care, concern, love and prayers from each one of you. Was shocked to hear about the floods in Kerala. I hope we all stay together in this like last year.
The crew of ‘Kayattam’ got stranded in a flood-hit village, Chhattru, which is located on the road to Spiti Valley from Manali, about 80 km away. The place remained cut off from the main transportation channels because of the heavy landslips in Uttarakhand. As many as 63 people have lost their lives in Himachal Pradesh this year due to heavy rains and flooding in the monsoon season.