Actor-turned-Bharatiya Janata Party member Locket Chatterjee has protested the highhandedness of the Federation Of Cine Technicians & Workers Of Eastern India (FCTWEI). In an interview to TOI, the actor made several allegations against the Federation and urged the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to address the issues urgently. Excerpts:
What prompted you to protest against the activities of FCTWEI?
I have been working in this industry for 17 years now. I am aware of everything that is going on in the industry. Time and again, I have heard about how outstation shooting units have returned from Bengal without being able to shoot here. All that is due to the high-handedness of FCTWEI. New directors and producers are being harassed. As a result, many projects are not happening and this is having a bad impact on the industry at large. Shootings are bein..