No-show for Kollywood due to FEFSI strike

No-show for Kollywood due to FEFSI strike

It was a complete no-show for Kollywood on Thursday, as all film-related works were suspended, following a strike by the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI).

The strike was called by the association to protest against the filing of a police complaint against its president G Shiva and others.

It may be noted that it was South India Cinematographers Association (SICA) president and popular cinematographer P C Sreeram who had filed the complaint, alleging that its former office-bearers including Shiva, had indulged in misappropriation of funds. He claimed that about Rs 40 lakh was not being accounted for.

Owing to the strike, various film-related activities like editing, shooting and other post-production work were suspended.

The ace cinematographer who had presented his plea to Chennai city police commissioner on November 22, said that money to the tune of Rs 40 lakh was not accounted for, and auditing was not carried out effectively during the previous tenure.

The complaint was lodged against the association’s former president, general secretary and treasurer.