No More Bollywood Films In Maldives? FWICE Urges Film Producers To Look For Locations In India

Intensifying the boycott Maldives movement, FWICE has asked the film fraternity to choose Indian locations and cancel Maldives bookings.

by Tashika Tyagi
No More Bollywood Films In Maldives? FWICE Urges Film Producers To Look For Locations In India

Things just don’t seem to simmer around the entire India-Maldives controversy. Ever since Maldivian ministers made derogatory remarks on PM Modi’s Lakshadweep experience on the internet, there has been quite an uproar in the nation. Now, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has issued a statement requesting film producers to avoid shooting in the Maldives and instead look for locations in India for further shooting.

Call Off Shoots In Maldives, Choose Indian Locations Instead: FWICE

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In an open letter addressed to all the producers in the film industry, FWICE has called for a boycott of film shoots in Maldives. This move comes amidst the growing tension between India and Maldives. Reacting to the derogatory comments on PM Modi’s Lakshadweep post by Maldivian ministers, FWICE has appealed to its members to join the ban. They have also advised the producers to look for similar locations within the country instead.


FWICE represents artists, technicians, and workers of the entertainment industry. It is one of the oldest and largest bodies in the industry and this statement comes as a strong urge towards the producers in the film fraternity.

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Film Fraternity’s Reaction So Far On The Maldives Controversy


The Hindi film fraternity has been at the forefront of supporting India amid this entire controversy with its neighbouring country. While celebs like Akshay Kumar and Kangana Ranaut have spoken freely on the entire row, others have opted for a softer approach by simply commending the beauty of Lakshadweep.


From Shraddha Kapoor and John Abraham to Varun Dhawan and Salman Khan, Bollywood has showered love for Lakshadweep ever since the row stirred.


So, what is your take on the entire controversy? And which Indian island or beach do you believe the film fraternity can turn to for their next beach shoots?

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