New Delhi ,14/10/2021
The Indian Motion Picture Producer’s Association has written a letter to The Federation of Western India Cine Employees on news coverage that appeared in Mid-Day which has claimed that producers owe almost Rs 440 crore to workers.
“Apart from other none factual claims you have claimed that you are shortly planning a press conference to show records that producers owe almost Rs 440 crore to workers which to your own knowledge is totally bogus and false and is just like your earlier bogus claims of having Rs 5 lakh work members and also 34 affiliates in which case we already conclusively proved and accepted by you that actually you have only less than 50,000 workers and 22 affiliates because the others are bogus affiliates as yourself admitted by you in your earlier letter,” the letter stated.
The letter further read, “As far as your claim regarding producers owing Rs 440 crores to your members please note as the largest and oldest producers association till date we are not aware of your members any claims as the last information, which also did not have any figures or details was 12th June 2020 and neither before that nor after that till date we have received any information about any claim of your work members against any of our producer and as per our discussion with other producers associations they are also not aware of what non-payment of workers you are talking about.”
“In view of the above we would request you to kindly stop spreading falsehood about producers and making false and baseless claims about the film industry and FWICE,” ( Medianews4u )