After anonymous Instagram manager Diet Sabya reported that talent management company TFM 360 had failed to release the dues from its models since 2018, the agency co-owned by Ashish N Soni had said halfway through the day that they “all intended to pay his team ”. and waited for bills to clear. Four weeks after this newspaper made the news, many of the company’s models are still awaiting payment.
After initially sending a legal notice to the company, Chief Prosecutor Arlette Grao has now filed a complaint with the Bandra Police Station on behalf of 29 other aggrieved parties. In her complaint, she mentions TFM co-owner Soni and senior management employees Rishu Bartaria and Preity Venu. Grao’s legal advisor Karan Balraj Mehta said mid-day: “Thirty models have filed a joint complaint through Arlette. She has not yet filed a case, but is in the process of doing so. TFM lawyers had reached a settlement, and had expressed interest in it. settlement of the dues. But in the end nothing came out. They just set up a complaints cell to ask the aggrieved parties how much they owed, but they [agency] no effort afterwards. “
Mehta adds that the company should establish an appropriately structured payment plan to address the significant amount of money to be spent. “At the moment, they owe about Rs 80 lakhs to 30 people. Payments due before the pandemic hit should also be cleared.”
Amounts north of Rs 5 lakh are due to international models belonging to the party that filed the case against the agency. “I have been told that the first point of contact at the bureau is the Bombay office, which will refer one to Delhi. When a conversation about this matter is started with the Delhi unit, they then stop answering calls and eventually block people.A collective association, such as [the CINTAA] available to actors to protect their interests. “
halfway through the day, he contacted TFM 360, who only responded at the time of the press.
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