Prachi Bhardwaj, New Delhi: Famous filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was in headlines a time ago because of his upcoming periodic drama 'Padmavati'.
'Padmavati' has been facing issues ever since the sets of the movie were vandalised by the Rajput community members in Rajasthan. The delay in the shoots is making it hard for the filmmaker to meet the deadline of the final release date.
It is believed that continous delays in movies releases often effects box-office collections as audience loses interest in watching the film which kept fails to release on the assigned date.
Due to the ongoing Federation of Western India Cine Employees strike, Bhansali is having a hard time to shoot as per the schedule. Padmavati which features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in key roles is supposed to wrap up by October but the Union strike is making it hard for the cast to shoot. Reportedly, number of technicians are low on the sets.
As per the media reports,"The crew was clocking in almost 18 hours' work every day to make sure the film keeps its release date. But, the protests have slowed down the film's shoot. Now, the team is barely able to shoot for eight to 10 hours a day due to reduced staff strength."
Reports further suggested that another 15 days of this schedule and Bhansali will miss the release date. Only a miracle can make him release the movie on that day then.
Few members of FWICE who are supported by Saroj Khan, Sham Kaushal and Binod Pradhan are on an indefinite hunger strike as they demand for medical insurance and eight-hour shifts.