Kollywood observes day long strike, film shoots cancelled

Kollywood observes day long strike, film shoots cancelled






Kollywood observes day long strike, film shoots cancelled

Chennai:The Tamil film industry came to a grinding halt today following the one-day strike called by the members of the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI).

There were no shootings and post production works too in view of the strike called by FEFSI to condemn the police complaint filed by South India Cinematographers Association (SICA) chief P C Sreeram, alleging irregularities by its ex office-bearers and FEFSI President G Shiva among others.
Claiming that the complaint was fabricated, the association announced that they will strike work today.
Industry sources said 'already they are reeling under a huge loss following demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currencies'.
A couple of days back Sreeram, on behalf of the SICA, went to the City Police Commissionerate and filed a complaint seeking criminal action against the erstwhile office-bearers who allegedly misappropriated union funds to the tune of Rs.
40 lakh.
According to the complainant, N K Viswanathan, G Shiva and K S Selvaraj were holding the posts of President, General Secretary and Treasurer respectively for eight years from 2008 without conducting any election.
Only after an intervention by the court, elections were held and new office bearers assumed office on January 12.
Sreeram said 'we are constrained to lodge the complaint as the opposite parties failed to furnish accounts in spite of repeated reminders.
’ The present office bearers, while auditing the accounts of the union found several irregularities in the accounts for the period 2008-2014 prompting SICA to lodge a complaint with the police.

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