Mumbai: Katrina Kaif might have spent close to eight years in the industry, but the actress still needs to work her way from problems she lands herself into. Recently, she was charged by an institutional body for non compliance regarding a certain system of work among artists in Bollywood, when Salman Khan intervened much to the relief of our dame in distress.
Kat was sent summons from FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) and a shoot of her deodorant commercial at Mehboob Studios was halted. She is yet to fill the required forms and sign up for membership.
Apparently, it is mandatory for every working actor to be registered with the organisation.
A source revealed, "Some members from the body came and stopped the shoot. They wanted to know her registration number, but since she hasn`t completed the legalities, they issued her a warning and asked her to comply with the rules. A visibly upset Kat was disturbed by the entire episode."
Calls were made and it was only when Salman personally gave assurance that she would complete the registration, did they allow the shoot to continue.
Dinesh Chaturvedi, President-FWICE said, "We didn`t halt the shoot, but we wanted to know why Katrina still isn`t a member of our organisation. I understand she has a busy schedule, but it doesn`t take that long to finish the formalities. Everyone from Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan has registered with us."
He added, "I did get a call from Salman bhai saying that the needful will be done. I am speaking only for the benefit of the actors who aren`t registered. Since Katrina is the only big star who doesn`t have the card, we wanted to know how we could help her out."
Chaturvedi further said that the card only costs Rs 600 but has many benefits. "It gives you insurance of around two lakh, besides you can even use it during international schedules. Our organisation is working towards making life easier for the industry”, he said.