Allwin Jashwa, a Mathalamparai resident, blocked his Twitter account after posting a video showing loud explosions near the Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) allegedly carried out by Captain Miller’s film crew.
According to the report of New India Express, The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was used by Sathya Jyothi Films, the production company of Dhanush’s protagonist, to file a complaint against Jashwa.
The company claimed that the video contained confidential material from the upcoming film, including the setting, the appearance of the actors, and the plot.
The private agency employed by Sathya Jyothi Films sent a message to Jashwa, “The URL reported in this case contains leaked shooting spot photos/videos from the upcoming movie Captain Miller. The leaked photos/videos reveal confidential material from the movie including the set, the look of artistes, and the story”.
Additional Chief Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Forests Supriya Sahu ordered the district collector to investigate the site only after Jashwa released the video. Collector Durai Ravichandran stopped the shooting on Tuesday and the film unit got permission from various departments only after the incident.
Captain Miller movie
The filming of the upcoming movie ‘Captain Miller’, starring Dhanush, inside the Kalakad Mundanthurai tiger reserve in Tamil Nadu has drawn objections from environmentalists.
They claim that the activities of the film crew are causing problems for wildlife, including elephants and tigers, and damaging the forest region.
The filming of the film allegedly took place in the buffer zone of the tiger reserve, violating the rules and obstructing local residents’ access to government land and the canal.
Environmentalists have raised objections to the film’s shooting, claiming that the high beams and loudspeakers used during filming have been affecting wildlife, including elephants and tigers, in the reserve.
There have been allegations that the film production unit damaged the Chenkulam canal bank and filled it with dirt. The filming crew has stated that the shooting is taking place on private land and all necessary permits have been obtained, but the district administration has temporarily halted the shooting due to concerns raised by locals and environmentalists.
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