Kapil Sharma‘s ill health has made him cancel many shoots in the recent past. The comedian had to scrap Shah Rukh Khan (for Jab Harry Met Sejal) and Arjun Kapoor’s (for Mubarakaan) shoots on The Kapil Sharma Show as he had to be rushed to the hospital last minute. And, the latest one to join the bandwagon is Amitabh Bachchan. Big B was all set to shoot a special episode with Kapil, but due to the ongoing FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) strike, the shooting had to be cancelled.As per reports, all spotboys, light-men and make-up artistes have gone on a strike. FWICE had sent a notice to the Producers’ Guild, demanding a hike in their wages. They had mentioned that if their demands are not fulfilled they will go on a strike from August 15. But, it seems their plea went unnoticed. The union of cine employees, hence, followed their decision and went on the strike. This has resulted into not just delays but cancellations of many shoots.Not just KBC, but the strike affected the shoot of movies like Padmavati, Parmanu and Shah Rukh Khan’s next with Aanand L Rai, too. Mumbai’s Film City, Filmistan Studio, Future Studio, Click Nickson, Cinevista Studio and all shoot locations in Madh Island, Mira Road and Naigaon have been shut for now. Shoot of almost 40 TV serials in Hindi and Marathi along with 10 Hindi film shoots are on stake.Back in 2015 too, FWICE had gone on a strike; demanding salary increment, eight-hour shift, accidental and medical insurance, safety and job security. The producers’ body had agreed to fulfill the demands but according to FWICE President Birendra Nath Tiwari and General Secretary Dilip Pithawa, their promises haven’t been met till date. During that time also there was no shoot for almost a week and channels had to telecast old episodes of TV serials with no ad breaks.


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