Actor Kamal Haasan, who is the chairman of FICCI (Media and entertainment division) will be facilitating a huge ‘skill development’ effort to certify 10,000 technicians of the Indian movie industry once being roped in by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘Skill Development Mission’ programme.
“This may be a long owed national effort undertaken by the employees of varied language film industries in India. The talent development programme can happen for 3 days in November in Chennai. the thought is to create our technicians internationally qualified,” Mr. Haasan told. The programme, he says, is one amongst the primary ‘worker-led initiatives’ to impart skills to technicians within the movie industry. “This programme has been planned in cooperation with unions of varied film industries,” he said.
Mr. Haasan aforesaid this should not be seen as a trial by the employees to push for a hike in wages. “Efforts like this may go an extended manner in obtaining the movie industry, that is growing leaps and bounds, recognised as the other massive business. it’ll push the business towards pursuing excellence,” he said.
The actor aforesaid that well-known technicians would be roped in to impart coaching and skills. “The technicians are going to be certified by tough practitioners. the main target are going to be on technicians doing dangerous work without correct industrial coaching. we are talking regarding technicians like electricians and stunt personnel who do dangerous work, however without correct coaching, in order that they’ll be safe when operating,” he said.
once asked regarding the present issues plaguing the Tamil movie industry — producers habitually getting in monetary troubles and leading to problems associated with a film’s release, he aforesaid introducing transparency in business deals can solve these problems in the long haul. “Transparency within the business of cinema can lead to the business growing 10-fold. The business remains curst the Kattabomman Syndrome: we don’t need to pay our taxes to the govt., though it’s not a remote ruler and that we rule ourselves. If the cash within the business becomes legitimate, the business as an entire will profit,” he said.
the popularity of skills can facilitate the employees acquire insurance, access to banking (loans) and education. “In the long-standing time, i’m staring at a situation wherever we tend to may offer degrees like a doctorate in Costume coming up with,” he said.
He urged the producers and different major stake holders within the business to contribute towards upgrading and developing skills. “It accustomed happen once studios were flourishing. Now, it’s simply a free for all. they solely investigate very cheap line and are content to merely rent and fireplace. different industries like vehicles have an in-built mechanism to perpetually train and impart new skills,” he said.
Actor Kamal Haasan conjointly underlined that this initiative is preoccupied by the govt. and not by a selected organization.