Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya and other daily soaps to resume as FWICE & CINTAA reach a consensus

Reports have it that the issue between FWICE, CINTAA and the producers' body has been resolved and shoots will now resume from tomorrow morning.
Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya and other daily soaps to resume as FWICE & CINTAA reach a consensus Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya and other daily soaps to resume as FWICE & CINTAA reach a consensus
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Permissions to resume shoots was granted by the Maharashtra Film, Theatre and Cultural Development Corporation (Film City) last week and following that, the shoots were to resume earlier this week. The shows include Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke. However, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) and Cine And TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) put a halt to shoots once again because the demands were not met with.

However, we have now learnt that the associations have come to a consensus with the producers' body and shoots will now resume from tomorrow. While further information about the details is awaited, this sure comes as happy news for all the fans who have been waiting to hear the good news. In fact, a couple of shows have already started the shooting and the episodes are likely to go on-air soon.

We reached out to FWICE president B.N. Tiwari who told us, "I am satisfied and we will start shooting from tomorrow. The producers and technicians and artists have come to a conclusion and work should resume. We will keep having meetings regarding the concerns every month because this is the first time that work is happening after lockdown. When the producer association is agreeing, we will also do the same and the best thing is no one will be replaced and the payments will be received on time and the dues will be worked out. The producers have been taking care of everything for us and I would like to thank JD Majethia and his team for supporting us."

In a joint statement about resolving the outstanding issues, a released states IFTPC agreed to provide two sets of insurance coverage i.e Death Cover of 25 lacs due to Covid-19 and also hospitalization cover of Rs. 2 lacs uniformly across all hierarchy of the cast & the crew. Apart from the insurance, IFTPC also assured that every precautions as per the government’s guidelines will be put in place to ensure utmost safety for the entire cast & crew. Also a decision was taken to reduce the period of credit for cast and crew from existing 90 days to 30 days for at least the first three months; mutually negotiated pay cuts without actors facing any sanctions, and continued dialogue with all parties for easing working conditions were also agreed to, without delaying the resumption of shootings. 

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Shooting stalled; FWICE President on demands of 8 hours shift, no pay cuts, 50 lakh insurance cover

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