On further discussion, it turned out that the film's producer Sajid Nadiadwala had indeed signed a cheque to FSSAMU — only that it is a namesake affiliated to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE).

Says a source, "The Gangeshwar Shrivastav-led Mazdoor Union had been dissolved by the FWICE in December 2014 for alleged criminal behaviour. They have since been operating as an independent body. Meanwhile, the FWICE set up a workers' union of the same name, which seems to have got the payment from Nadiadwala now."

Shrivastav says a cheque for around Rs 25 lakh has landed in the wrong hands due to confusion over the union's name and that he's planning legal action against the FWICE for forming its workers' body under the same moniker of FSSAMU.


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