Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Ram Leela’s shooting was disrupted on Sunday evening, after a few members of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) complained of the non-payment of their dues.
Talking on the issue, Prem Singh Thakur from FWICE’s vigilance department said,
Payment has been pending for long. I had to go to the set as many workers had been complaining about it. They don’t file complaints fearing they would lose their jobs. Even their conveyance reimbursement was pending for some time.
I switched off the lights to get the producers’ attention. Mr Bhansali asked me what the problem was. I introduced myself and told him about the issue. He immediately called his production assistant and asked him to clear the dues.
However Sanjay Bhansali said,
There is no payment issue. The person who told you this is lying and has vested interests. You can come and check for yourself.