Big news tonight.
As some of you are already aware, there is a film shooting at The University of Mauritius since some days. The filming crew and actors are Ritesh Deshmukh, Remo, Rakhee, Salman, Paulson, Arshad Warsi, Miss India and among others.
The film is about life in University and the film is of course being shot in the university premises at Reduit.
Students of the University, participating as “figurants” are getting paid Rs500 per day (+ breakfast and lunch). Basically, they form part of the background in the scenes, and as we say in creole : “Zotte zis bisin faire boukoup lo lecran”. No offense.
As the past few days, there was the shooting again today, scheduled from 0900hrs to 17hr30. The students were going to be paid once the shooting ends at 17hr30.
However, at 1700hrs, the filming crew announced to the students that the shooting will end at 1000pm and the payment will be done ONLY at that time. Those willing to go home, can do so, without getting paid. To note that the shooting was being held in the auditorium.
From the data I gathered, all the students became angry about this announcement. Most of them have been present since early the morning and now, they have just learnt that they will not be paid at the said time.
Remo, the one whom many Mauritians actually love to see on the screen, gave the following order :
“KICK THEM OUT!”
A real chaos at the University!
The Student Union was immediately called on the spot. The members of the Union met Remo urgently to discuss about this serious issue. The filming crew agreed to pay only Rs250 to those present at that time, an agreement that the students did not approve! After much discussion, the filming crew was forced to pay the whole amount of Rs500. Unfortunately, at that time (about 1830pm), many of the participating students already left the university premises without the payment.
And that’s how ended the day of loads of students of the university, frustrated and angry.
I have already got news that many of them have promised not to participate in any other shootings of this film… This film shooting will always stay in the memory of all the students, some who even preferred to bunk class in order to make some money.
Can anybody else provide more information about this incident?
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