FWICE bans RGV over non-payment of dues to artistes and technicians

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The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has determined none of its 32 unions will work with filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has allegedly not paid round Rs 1.25 crore to artistes, technicians and employees.

The movie physique took this motion after RGV failed to reply to a authorized discover despatched to him on September 17 final 12 months, stated FWICE president BN Tiwari. The affiliation alleged that even prior to the authorized discover, it had written a number of letters to Varma asking him to clear the dues, however he refused to settle for supply of the letters.

Tiwari added that when FWICE discovered that Ram Gopal Varma was taking pictures in Goa for an upcoming venture, the affiliation wrote a letter to Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant in regards to the director’s alleged non-payment of dues.

“We also sent a letter to the Chief Minister of Goa on September 10, 2020, regarding this. We wanted Ram Gopal Varma to clear the dues of poor technicians, artistes and workers but he never did. Hence, we have decided to not work with him in the future. We have also notified Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) and Producers Guild of India (GUILD), among other unions about this,” Tiwari stated in a press release.

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