Technicians and workers should get their due: Sohail KhanOctober 2nd, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) Producer-director-actor Sohail Khan says he supports Bollywood and television technicians, who are on strike, and that their demands are legitimate.”I cannot say anything about other producers, but as far as I’m concerned, I’m with the technicians and other people and support their cause. I also agree to their demands because I know they won’t ask for anything unreasonable,” Sohail told reporters here Wednesday.
In what is termed as an unprecedented development, nearly 140,000 Bollywood and TV industry technicians and workers launched a non-cooperation agitation here Wednesday. The producers’ association declared the strike illegal.
Sohail, son of acclaimed writer Salim Khan and younger brother of superstar Salman Khan, says he has been associated with the film industry from an early age. He feels that technicians and other workers deserve better deal.
“I have been associated with the industry from very early days of my life and I used to visit the sets frequently - almost five days a week. The work that these people do is the hardest and highly commendable. I think they should get their dues,” added Sohail.
Sohail, who has produced films like “Partner”, “Fight Club” “Lucky: No Time for Love” and “Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya”, has his own production company - Sohail Khan Productions. His forthcoming films are “Main Aur Mrs. Khanna” and “Kissan” among others.
Superstars like Amitabh bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan too have extended their support to the workers.