Makers of Bigg Boss Tamil 2 and FEFSI reach mutual agreement regarding workers row

FEFSI threatened to protest against the show if the makers of Bigg Boss Tamil did not include workers from their union.

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Bigg Boss Tamil has been the controversy’s favourite child and has been amongst many of them since its inception. Hosted by Kamal Haasan, Bigg Boss Tamil is now in it’s second season and has been garnering a lot of attention. The latest controversy in Bigg Boss Tamil is the row between the makers of the show and FEFSI (Film Employees Federation of South India) regarding involvement of workers from the union. FEFSI threatened to protest against the show if the makers of Bigg Boss Tamil did not include workers from their union. And the latest development in the controversy is that both parties have come to a mutual agreement. RK Selvamani, President of FEFSI, interacted with media and said that they have agreed upon mutually after Khushboo involved.

In the case of Bigg Boss Tamil, the channel has signed up the production house on contract to provide content. The issue cropped up because we did not have clear communication between us. Khushbu, who heads the Chinnathirai Thayarippalargal Sangam, had been out of country when the issue cropped up first. But upon her return, she called me to check what the issue was. We told them that we had entered into an agreement earlier and we only wanted them to follow it. Within 24 hours, she brought all the parties on board for a dialogue. We have now come to a mutual agreement on how many of our people should work on the project. Following this, we have agreed to continue our support to the show,” RK Selvamani was quoted as saying by Times of India.

Further explaining what they have agreed, RK Selvamani said, “We have structured the number of our craftsmen who have to work on our show. They should definitely have members from seven of our 23 unions. And they can have members from the other unions according to need. The number of workmen depends on the nature of the shoot. On one day, it might be 200, and on another 100. Like when they are shooting Kamal sir’s episodes, they might need 400 people on the crew, and on that day, they should have 200 of our members.

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