"Wherever I go these days, I take the piglet along. I can't leave him at home because there's nobody to take care. I had to withdraw cash from the bank, so I decided to take the piglet with me," said Ravi Babu.
In what could be a rare sight in long queues at the ATMs; Telugu actor, director and filmmaker, Ravi Babu was spotted with a piglet (yes, you heard that right), who plays a crucial role in his upcoming film Adhugo, as the actor was spotted queued up to withdraw cash from a bank in Hyderabad on November 22. After PM Narendra Modi declared a ban on 500 & 1000 notes earlier this month, the meandering queues outside banks and ATMs have increased like never before! Such is the plight that people pay others to stand in their place and often go in groups to tackle hours-long wait near ATMs, but this rare act (of seeking publicity/promotion) by Ravi Babu just beat them all.
Ravi Babu had a cute piglet as company, who despite being noticed didn’t made much of a fuss. “Wherever I go these days, I take the piglet along. I can’t leave him at home because there’s nobody to take care. I had to withdraw cash from the bank, so I decided to take the piglet with me,” said Ravi Babu. “I raised a few piglets in my friend’s farm for the film. Most of the film was shot with a real piglet but we did use robotics to shoot some important sequences. It’s the first time an Indian film has used a piglet,” he added.
The movie Adhugo is produced by Suresh Babu and currently in its post-production stage. Ravi Babu has directed 12 odd films; he mainly starred as a villain’s role in Telugu cinema. He started his career with 1998 film Maavidakulu directed by EVV Satyanarayana. That movie was a blockbuster hit.