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We had reported a few days back how Vijay Galani, the producer of the 2010 Salman Khan-starrer 'Veer' had incurred the superstar's wrath for allegedly not paying his dues amounting to nearly Rs 12 crore. The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) had even issued a ban on him from producing any movies until he paid up.
Now the producer, a member of the Association Of Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers (AMPTPP) has hit back strongly at the allegations of wrongdoing. He stated in a press release that he denied Salman's claim and said there was no such evidence or document brought on records of the Association to substantiate it. He added that inadvertently the FWICE had illegally issued a 'non-cooperation' statement against him which is against the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the producers' body and the FWICE. "AMPTPP has already intimated FWICE for withdrawal of the directive illegally issued by FWICE," the release stated.
Galani further said that even Ratan Jain, president of AMPTPP has said the FWICE cannot issue non-cooperation directives unilaterally.
Mukesh Bhatt, the chairman of the joint core committee of producers stated that both parties have been asked to arrange a meeting until the non-cooperation is withdrawn.
We hope the issue is resolved soon!