The Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI), who had announced an indefinite strike, called off the strike last night. On Wednesday, shoot of Kaala, Pulikesi 2, Vimal’s Kadhal Mannan and a few other films started. Post-production work of Mersal is also back on track.
Angamuthu Shanmugam, general secretary, FEFSI, told Silverscreen, “Our demands have been met and the one-on-one agreement has also been signed, which mentions that the TFPC will work only with FEFSI employees. Shoots of many films including Rajinikanth’s Kaala have begun today.”
“Today, the shoot of Kaala has commenced on the film sets. It will be a continuous month-long schedule,” informs a source from the film’s unit.
The announcement about the strike came on the heels of Vishal’s call to film students and other technicians to apply for various positions with the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC). The strike had stalled the filming of over 55 movies.