Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has been banned for life by the Federation of West Indian Cine Employees (FWICE), which includes 32 unions. The decision was taken after RGV failed to pay arrears of ₹ 1.25 crore to artists and technicians.
FWICE has stated that they sent several letters to the filmmaker which they refused to accept. They also sent him a legal notice to pay the dues, before the ban was imposed.
FNICE President BN Tiwari said in a statement, ‘We sent a letter in this regard to the Chief Minister of Goa on September 10, 2020. We wanted Ram Gopal Varma to clear the dues of poor technicians, artists and workers, but he never did so. Therefore, we have decided not to work with him in the future. We have also informed the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) and the Producers Guild of India (GUILD), among other unions. Efforts to reach the filmmaker remained unanswered.
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Meanwhile, RGV announced a new film on Twitter. 15th JAN Ready to announce the release of the first look poster of my Life Time Dream Project Day after 15th at 11 am … Produced by SPARK Company @ SparkSagar1, it is DAUDO IBRAHAR head of the world’s most prestigious organization The true story behind is, ‘he tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.
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RGV’s latest film, 12’0 Clock, marked his return to the horror genre. However, the film did not receive a good reception and was widely panned by critics. ‘Horror stories are set in isolated places like a haunted house. 12’O Clock is the story of a middle class family. Even though we have used the night effect, no one is really alone here, ‘he told Deccan Chronicle about the film. He is currently shooting a film with Apsara Rani in Goa.