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FWICE strike affects shooting of 'Bajirao Mastani', Aamir Khan's film
With the strike by the FWICE -- Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees, the mother-body of the several unions of industry workers - effective from Saturday, shooting of the forthcoming film “BajiRao Mastani” and actor Aamir Khan's film have stalled in addition to several TV shows.
 
According to the B.N. Tiwari, the President of The Sound Association of India, the whole film city is a part of the strike involving all 22 associations like Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA), Association of Film & TV Editors, Cine Costume & Make-up Artist and Hair Dresser Association, Film Writers' Association.
 
“The whole film city is a part of this strike, all 22 associations. We have closed the gates of the film city, the police is here and the protests are going on. 
 
"'BajiRao Mastani' shoot has also stalled and many have stopped the shoot themselves like filmmaker Rohit Shetty has stopped the shoot of his film in Chennai, a film shoot involving Aamir Khan has stopped for two days...everybody is in support,” Tiwari told IANS over phone.
 
FWICE along with Cine and Television Artistes Association went on strike demanding better wages and improved working conditions.
 
Sharing that the strike is effective pan-India, Tiwari shared that shooting will not take place anywhere in the country. 
 
The high court has ordered the association to stay away from the venues where the shoots are still taking place, keeping a distance of 150 km radius to be precise.
 
“The high court has ordered that for 15 days, wherever the shooting is taking place, we have to be at least 150 km radius away from the vicinity. There are a few shootings going on today, but tomorrow they won't,” he said.
 
The tussle between Producers Association and FWICE is going on since February when the memorandum of understanding (MoU) expired and both the parties couldn't agree to a renewal.
 
“The negotiations with the producers is on. The legal advisers are working on the paper work for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)... Our representatives are in talks with the Producer's association,” Tiwari said.
 
“If we close down even for a single day, it is equivalent to a loss of 100 crores! We cannot afford a strike for very long, so the producers have to wrap it up as soon as possible. I t should be over in 2-4 days max. The process of MoU is a little lengthy, everything needs to be in place, once it is signed then this one day problem will be solved for the next five years,” he added.
 
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NASA rover sends dazzling Martian 'postcard'
The drilling of 2.6-inche deep hole in a rock - labeled as “Big Sky” - is part of a multi-day sequence that will result in the analysis of the Martian rock's ingredients by the rover's onboard laboratories
 
While you enjoy spectacular landscapes and a lone astronaut's fight for survival in Matt Damon-starrer “The Martian,” Mars Curiosity rover has sent a stunning “postcard” after it drilled its eighth hole on the Red Planet.
 
The drilling of 2.6-inche deep hole in a rock - labeled as “Big Sky” - is part of a multi-day sequence that will result in the analysis of the Martian rock's ingredients by the rover's onboard laboratories.
 
"With 'Big Sky', we found the ordinary sandstone rock we were looking for," said Curiosity project scientist Ashwin Vasavada.
 
It also happens to be relatively near sandstone that looks as though it has been altered by fluids -- likely groundwater with other dissolved chemicals.
 
"We are hoping to drill that rock next, compare the results, and understand what changes have taken place,” he said in a statement.
 
The analyses of the rock-powder samples will occur over the next week.
 
Meanwhile, the team will be turning the rover's attention and its wheels towards the second rock, where the sample analysis process will begin anew.
 
Curiosity is currently on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp in a region covered in sandstone called the “Stimson Unit”.
 
"The only thing more stunning than these images is the thought that Curiosity will be driving through those lower hills one day,” Vasavada noted.
 
"We couldn't help but send a postcard back to all those following her journey,” he added.
 
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Ultimate peak of success is unknown: Big B
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been a part of the entertainment industry for over four decades, feels that success does not have any peak and those who consider to have achieved it do not know that the “ultimate peak is unknown.”
 
The 72-year-old took to Twitter on Saturday to share his success mantra.
 
“Success...! they that claim to have achieved it have no idea that its ultimate peak is unknown...never known or ever found,” the “Piku” star tweeted.
 
Further talking to his official blog, Amitabh shared that to make performance look genuine one should feel the character as your own.
 
“Live not the thought and feel of performance...live the thought and feel as your own...that would be the greatest compliment for any art or artistic rendition...not all shall have the capacity to tune to notes that find expression...expressions that identify with feelings of my own creation...
 
“Seldom would they depict the other...the other would be blessed if it did...for then they have linked themselves to the ultimate connect,” he wrote.
 
Amitabh will next be seen in “Wazir” along with actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar.
 
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