The Federation Of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) along with their 32 unions have decided not to work with Ram Gopal Varma in the future. According to the reports the director has failed to pay around Rs 1.25 crore to artists, technicians and workers related to the film industry.
Reports also suggested that according to BN Tiwari, president of FWICE, Ashok Dubey, general secretary, and Gangeshwar Lal Srivastav (Sanju), treasurer, the filmmaker was already served with a legal notice. However, neither did he respond to the notice, nor he clears the dues.
FWICE has sent a notice to the filmmaker on September 17, 2020, in which they give details of the technicians and their pending payments. Before sending the notice, FWICE had written several letters to RGV asking him to clear the dues. However, RGV refused to accept delivery of the letters.
BN Tiwari was quoted as saying, “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.”