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Telly soap shooting resumes in Kolkata after six-day deadlock

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Shooting for Bengali serials resumed this morning in the city, a day after held a meeting with the artistes and producers to end a deadlock over regularization of payment.

The impasse between the Artists' Forum and Welfare Association of Television Producers had stalled shoots for six days, forcing channels to air old episodes.

Banerjee, after convening a meeting of representatives from both sides, told reporters yesterday that a conciliation committee has been set up with as the and veteran Soumitra Chatterjee as to "look into the complaints".

She also assured the artistes and technicians that the newly formed committee will hold a meeting every month to ensure that they are not deprived of their basic rights.

Among those who were present at the meeting at the secretariat yesterday were Prosenjit Chatterjee, the working of the Artists' Forum, Shrikant Mohta of and of

Talking to PTI today, Arindam Ganguly, the general secretary of Artists' Forum, said all performers and technicians turned up at the studios for the shoot today as per "call time".

"The conciliation committee's first meeting will take place in two days' time and hopefully we will solve all pending issues, including demand for overtime payment, in an amicable manner."

The Artists' Forum had been demanding salaries by 15th of every month, hourly incentives for toiling over 10 hours and a 14-hour work limit every day.

Leena Gangopadhyay, a of soaps and one of the members of the conciliation committee, expressed confidence that the differences will be sorted out soon.

"Now that the shooting has resumed, we are confident that all problems will be resolved sometime soon," she said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 24 2018. 14:25 IST
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