Thiruvananthapuram: Shooting of a song sequence for a Malayalam commercial movie disrupted traffic on the Manaveeyam road during the rush hour on Friday morning.
Film crew and actors appropriated the carriageway to film the song for nearly an hour. Soon, onlookers gathered on either side of the road. Their vehicles and that of the film crew were parked on either side of the road, causing a bottleneck and forcing the traffic to crawl.
City Police Commissoner M. R. Ajith Kumar ordered the police to stop the filming on receiving complaints from the public. At the instance of the police, the film crew and actors packed up and left the spot around 10.45 a.m.
Mr. Ajith Kumar said he had instructed his officers not to give permission for film and television serial shooting on busy stretches during rush hours and without his sanction. Henceforth, the police will specify timings while issuing permission for filming, he said.