The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has lifted the ban on Gauahar Khan for flouting quarantine rules after contracting the virus. On March 16, the association had issued a non-cooperation directive against the actor and asked members to distance themselves from her for two months.
Khan, and the makers of the web series she was shooting for, requested the FWICE to reverse the decision due to the losses they were facing.
The film body agreed and directed Khan to abide by the guidelines in the new normal. On March 16, a press release issued by the FWICE, informed about the stringent action taken by the body against the actress. It read: “The FWICE highly condemns the act of Ms Gauhar Khan for resuming shooting after being tested positive for covid-19 infection even though she was advised to be quarantined. Her act is highly irresponsible and is against the strict guidelines laid down by the Government of India and Maharashtra issued for the media and entertainment industry post resumption of shootings in Maharashtra.”
BMC and Mumbai Police lodged FIR against Ms Gauahar Khan
“It is indeed a serious offence and that she has not only breached the rules issued by the government but also endangered the lives of the entire crew members working with her on the respective shoot. Such ignorance will not be tolerated by the FWICE and it thanks the BMC and Mumbai Police for the FIR lodged against Ms Gauahar Khan, actress Mumbai for her inhuman, disrespectful act towards the other crew members as well as the government.”
The FWICE has jointly decided to issue a Non Cooperation Directive against Ms Gauhar Khan for two months
And it is hereby advised to all the members of our affiliated craft to distance themselves from being associated with Ms Gauhar Khan for the next two months until a fresh directive is issued by the FWICE regarding the permission to her for resuming work in the media and entertainment industry.” “It is hereby advised to all the members to keep themselves vigilant for such incidents and immediately report to their production house, association and the FWICE, if any of their crew members is tested positive for the Covid-19 infection and ensure that such persons are not allowed to resume the shootings until they complete the quarantine period and submit the negative report for the said infection.” “Any members if found cooperating with Ms Gauhar Khan shall also be liable for stringent disciplinary action by the FWICE.”