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Telugu actor, director Ravi Babu standing at an ATM with piglet in Hyderabad

Telugu actor, director Ravi Babu standing at an ATM with piglet in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Long queues persisted outside ATM after the November 8 demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.Telugu actor, director and producer Ravi Babu was not only standing in line, but was accompanied by a piglet at an ATM in Srinagar Colony of Banjara Hills in Hyderabad.

Ravi Babu came to withdraw cash from a bank. He was promoting his upcoming film “Adhugo”, which stars the piglet as the protagonist.

Ravi Babu said. “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. Although people were a little surprised to see it, nobody made a fuss out of it.”

“I raised a few piglets in my friend’s farm for the film. While most of the film was shot with live piglet, we did use animatronics to shoot some important sequences. It’s the first time an Indian film has used a piglet,” he said.

Ravi Babu is known for making offbeat films. He has worked in more than 75 movies.