Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi actor Andy Von Eich alleges non-payment of dues by production house

Last month, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) claimed that the makers of Manikarnika are yet to clear dues of approximately Rs 1.5 crore to workers and junior artists

Press Trust of India December 19, 2018 10:32:16 IST
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi actor Andy Von Eich alleges non-payment of dues by production house

Mumbai: Actor Andy Von Eich, who features in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, on Tuesday alleged that he is yet to be paid in full for his performance in the period drama by the production house.

The film, fronted by Kangana Ranaut, has been produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti.

Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi actor Andy Von Eich alleges nonpayment of dues by production house

Andy Von Eich (left); still from Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Image from Facebook

Von Eich, who plays one of the British officers in the film whose trailer was launched on Tuesday, took to Twitter to express his disappointment.

"Today #Manikarnika trailer released. I still haven't received full payment for my acting in this movie by the production house. I can't imagine that this is in the sense of #KanganaRanaut if she would know about that. Please help. #ManikarnikaTrailerLaunch #zee #karios," the actor, who hails from Germany, tweeted.

Last month, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) claimed that the makers of the film are yet to clear dues of approximately Rs 1.5 crore to workers and junior artists.

The allegations were later refuted by Jain who said that all the legitimate and due payments have been made, except of one vendor, who is arm-twisting them.

The producer in a statement had said they have filed a complaint with the Film & TV Producers Guild of India against Film and Allied Union over the disputed vendor.

According to Jain, the shoot got over on 13 October, and "all legitimate and due payments were made."

"As a production house we are absolutely clear on not holding back any ones payment which is legitimate and due, as we immensely respect everyone's hard work that has gone into this film. We are thankful to each vendor/individual who has helped us on making this film," he said in a statement.

The producers are yet to comment on Von Eich's allegations.

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is due to be released on 25 January next year.

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