Salman Khan is on a remake-high, starring in one remake after the other of South Indian movies. His upcoming movie Jai Ho is a remake of the Telugu movie Stalin and after this, he’ll be seen in a movie Kick, which is being made by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Now the makers of this film were running against time as the set construction workers belonging to the The Film Studio Settings & Allied Mazdoor Union started demanding one and a half shift’s pay as the set construction was taking place outside the city. When the producers refused to give them higher pay, the workers stopped working; thus causing a delay of 10-12 days.
When Salman Khan okayed to start the shoot of the film, the makers didn’t want his schedule to be disrupted and agreed to the workers’ demands and now, Salman is to start shooting for the film soon.
General Secretary of the union, Gangeshwarlal Shrivastav, confirmed saying, “It is true, the workers have resumed their work.”
“Last week there was an extensive meeting to sort out the matter. Although the dancers, artistes, mahila kalakar and others were paid one-and-a -half shift’s pay, these workers were getting paid for only one shift. With Salman joining shoot, they didn’t want to waste his dates. So, they gave in and the union won the battle,” added a source.
While this is on one side, Salman Khan was protested against at the recent Queer Pride Parade in Delhi, by gay rights activists. There was a placard with Salman’s photo on it saying ‘Homophobic mocks!!! Idiot hi rahoge kya, idiot box?’; in connection to some homophobic jokes he cracked on his TV show Bigg Boss.