Sajid Nadiadwala faces trouble with the ‘Mazdoor Union’!

After the first schedule of the upcoming movie Kick that was being shot in Glasgow, London got shelved, producer Sajid Nadiadwala decided to shoot for it in Mumbai itself. The reason for this was Salman Khan, the lead actor’s visa issues. Other than Salman, actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Randeep Hooda are also being featured in this remake of the Telugu movie with the same name. Sajid, who is turning director with Kick, has also written the story for Kick. He is producing it as well under his banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

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The second schedule for Kick is supposed to start mid November this year, which will be shot at a set in Karjat. This set was erected sometime back, where Delhi was recreated. However, a problem between the Indian Film and Television Producers Council (IFTPC) and the Mazdoor Union has again brought Kick to a standstill. The issue is all about the workers of the film required for shooting at Karjat demanding a pay hike. According to them, the location is outside Mumbai and their wages should thereby be increased. Sajid Nadiadwala, who is also the president of IFTPC, had to finally send a strict letter to the Union as the workers stopped working. The letter sent by Sajid read, “With no option left with us, our producer-members to make alternate arrangements to source workers for their requirements of service, since it is inevitably essential for completion of all ongoing work for Films and Television.”

Of course this seems justified if seen as the president of the council. The workers cannot take undue advantage of the film makers, as they have no option but pay them to continue working, thereby avoiding losses. However, Sajid Nadiadwala is trying to make the workers understand and reunite with them. By then, he has started shooting little portions for Kick in Karjat. He also said in an interview, “I start shooting with Salman Khan on November 21 and I am hopeful that the issue will be resolved!”

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