AMPTP locks horns with FWICE over ban on Galani

MUMBAI: The Association of Motion Pictures and Television Programmers and Producers (AMPTPP) has slammed the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) over its ban on producer Vijay Galani who is said to be in a dispute with Salman Khan on the latter’s payment issues.

Galani has been reportedly accused of not paying Khan Rs 150 million for the actor‘s role in his 2010 production. Following Khan’s plaint with the FWICE, it passed a non-cooperation directive against Galani which implies that he cannot make another film in Bollywood until he resolves the dispute with the actor.

The AMPTP believes that the non-cooperation directive issued by the Federation is illegal. It has alleged that the FWICE had unilaterally announced non-cooperation without holding a joint meeting with producers. "It is illegal and Galani has told us that he will be taking legal action against FWICE," president of AMPTPP Ratan Jain has reportedly said.

"The producer has told us that he does not owe Salman any money. The actor has not provided any documentary evidence to show that Galani has to pay him Rs 150 million," Jain averred.

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