Actress Manju Warrier Safe After Getting Stuck In Flood-Hit Himachal Pradesh

Warrier was in the state to shoot for director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's new film.

Actress Manju Warrier has reached a safe place after getting stranded in flood-hit Chatra in Himachal Pradesh, her brother Madhu told Manorama News.

Warrier had on Monday night called Madhu on a satellite phone and said that around 200 people, including the film crew and tourists, had been stranded in Chatra, with dwindling food supplies. Chatra is roughly 100 km away from Manali.

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The film crew had arrived in the region three weeks ago to shoot director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s next.

After her call, all communication with the team was lost. Union minister V Muraleedharan said he contacted CM Jai Ram Thakur, seeking immediate help, Mathrubhumi reported.

Rains in the northern states have triggered landslides that left hundreds of people in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh stranded and several areas in Punjab, Haryana and Jammu flooded.

In Himachal Pradesh, over 500 people were stranded on Monday as several roads were blocked by landslides and flash floods, officials said. The rains have so far caused damage adding up to Rs 574 crore, according to a state government spokesperson.