Ekta Kapoor's next film, The Dirty Picture, faced problem on the very first day itself. The Workers Union apparently disrupted the shooting of the film and warned the people behind the film, as they shot for 14 hours at a stretch on the first day.
“We were shooting with Vidya Balan at Film City. The shoot started at 7 am and continued till 10 pm. According to the norms, a film crew is not supposed to shoot for more than eight hours. Though we got our lunch and dinner breaks, a regulation was still broken. Someone from the crew called them and complained. The Union people reached the sets at around 11 pm and asked us to pack up. Thankfully, there was no argument. They just told the director to wrap up immediately and were kind enough to let us finish the scene," Mid-Day quoted a source as saying.
The senior vice chairman of Workers Union and vigilance chairman of FWICE Prem Singh Thakur said that they stopped the shooting of the film. “Yes, we went on the sets and told them to pack up. I told the director that they can't shoot any longer and they were cooperative. Vidya immediately got up and left. They requested to let them finish the scene for another 15 minutes. So we gave them that extra time and made sure everyone left in the next half an hour," said Thakur.
The Workers Union however warned that they would stop the shooting of the film if the unit of the film work for extra hours in the future.