Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWCEE) has recently announced an indefinite strike in Mumbai. The ultimate result of the strike is many shows’ shooting has come to a halt. 22 other cine unions are also supporting the strike which started on Tuesday. We hear that the shooting of some shows is still on, however, the outdoor shooting is not happening at the moment.
“We have already issued notices to the associations like Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association, Indian Film and TV Producers Council, Western India Film Producers Association, the Film and Television Producers Guild of India and the Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari, or the famous Film City in Goregaon,” Tiwari said.
The police squad is also protecting the sets and some shows had to be cancelled. Kaun Banega Crorepati and The Kapil Sharma Show weren’t able to shoot the special episode on Wednesday. Amitabh Bachan couldn’t reach the sets and the shooting for special episodes of both shows had to be cancelled.
“The shooting has got postponed for next week, but it has got nothing to do with the FWICE strike, the Sony TV’s spokesperson told Times Of India. However, the media report claims that the cancellation is due to the strike as spotboys, light-men, and makeup artist are no longer working for the shows.
“KBC. The winner from its beginnings. To me at least was to mingle with them that come with ambition and desire, with hope and will and of course the ultimate desire of spending those hours at the Hot Seat, with complete strangers who by the time it ends become your dearest friends,” says Amitabh.