|Salman Khan and Sohail Khan apparently lost around 12 days of shooting, incurring loses up to Rs 25 crore, after artistes from the Southern film industry forced a lockdown while shooting for the film Mental in Lavasa. Now, Salman will resume shooting from next week, but without the south artists.
Salman Khan has now taken a decision to terminate the contracts of the south artistes and continue filming without them, claim sources. It’s heard that the actor and his brother Sohail Khan have even decided to do away with the film credits for the protesting artists as they have hardly shot for the film. Moreover, they allegedly created ruckus on the sets.
What was the whole issue with south-based artists all about? They were complaining about their remuneration. As per reports, their gripe was that they were paid 50 percent less than their Bollywood counterparts. Also, there were only three of them for every seven from Mumbai, which according to them was unfair.
The matter was also taken to the FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees.) The president of the forum also supported Salman Khan. The federation concluded that as per the All India Film Employees Confederation (AIFEC), 70 per cent of the fighters have to be local (in this case from the Hindi film industry) and 30 per cent from the region of the fight master (the south in this case), reports a daily.
With this matter now well past him, Salman Khan wants to finish the film as he has plans to release it by December mid, weeks ahead of Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3.