Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are working on their upcoming project with filmmaker Luv Ranjan for which today the setup was being prepared in Chitrakoot. However, the filmmaker faced a hurdle as the group of workers on the sets had put down their tools.
Earlier, On March 15, a batch of workers had gathered at Mumbai’s Royal Palms in Goregaon at the set and said that 350 people from their fraternity were unpaid to the tune of Rs 1 crore, 22 lakh. Later, Luv Films had sent a letter to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) and other unions as a response to the complaint made by Film Studio Setting & Allied Mazdoor Union’s General Secretary Ganeshwarlal Shrivastav, that they are not accountable for any non-payments as they had already paid the hired Production Designer, Dipankar Das Gupta, all the necessary payments in this regard.
Today’s similar incident on the set was confirmed by FWICE General Secretary Ashok Dubey who stated, “Yes, this happened today on the set of Luv Ranjan’s upcoming film. This is a move of unity with the workers, who have still not been paid. First, the batch of workers who toiled at Kandivli was not paid. Later, they shot at The Royal Palms where they called the second batch of workers, who also have not been fully paid – an amount to the tune of Rs 12.5 lakh is outstanding.”
He further added, “Post that, they have been shooting at a set in Chitrakoot, Andheri. There, the shooting is going on in one set. They were making another set in the adjoining space, wherein the workers stopped working today. Here also, a new set of workers has been used.”
Dubey concluded by saying that FWIC