Federation of Western India Cine Employees Appeals to Viacom 18 and Actors for Pending Payments
The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) recently made an appeal to Jyoti Deshpande, C.E.O, Viacom 18 and other actors-technicians of Firoz Nadiadwala’s Welcome to the Jungle (also known as Welcome 3) to act upon the producer to pay the balance amount of filmmaker Anees Bazmee, whose cheques have bounced. Notably, a non-cooperation was already issued against Firoz Nadiadwala by the FWICE three years back.
Anees Bazmee’s Pending Dues
- The FWICE has appealed for the balance amount of filmmaker Anees Bazmee, whose cheques have bounced.
Non-Cooperation with Firoz Nadiadwala
- A non-cooperation was already issued against Firoz Nadiadwala by the FWICE three years ago.
Request to Actors
- The FWICE has written to all actors of Welcome 3, including Akshay Kumar and Disha Patani, asking them not to shoot for the film until producer Firoz Nadiadwala clears the pending dues of technicians of Welcome 2.
Statement from FWICE President
Speaking to ETimes, BN Tiwari, President of FWICE said, “We have informed all the actors of the film, including Akshay Kumar and Disha Patani, that the federation has issued a non-cooperation on Firoz Nadiadwala for defaulting payments, and that they should not shoot for the film unless pending dues of Rs 2cr are cleared for the technicians.”
Tiwari further stated, “Firoz Nadiadwala had paid the technicians of Welcome 2 in 2015, and the amount was about Rs 4cr, which was later reduced to Rs 2cr. However, Nadiadwala stopped payment of the cheque after we deposited it.”
He added, “We issued non-cooperation in 2015, but will implement it now, as he has finally begun work on his next film and we will not allow him to shoot it till the payment is cleared.”
Akshay Kumar’s Teaser Release
Earlier, on his 56th birthday, Akshay Kumar unveiled the teaser for ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ (Welcome 3), igniting excitement among the cast and crew.