The government of Eknas Sinde Devendra Fadnabis on Friday modernized Goregaon’s Film City at an estimated cost of ¥4,500 kroner. Plans are underway to build a state-of-the-art studio and create a tourist attraction along the Universal Studios track in Hollywood.
The development comes a day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath invited over 40 leading Bollywood personalities to meet and shoot movies and TV/OTT shows in his state’s upcoming film city. I was.
Sudhir Mungantiwar Mungantiwar Minister for Culture said: Due to its unique location, it is not comparable. ”
The focus is on four main factors, he said. “We have state-of-the-art studios and training facilities for state-of-the-art filmmaking techniques. We will make it tourist friendly, like Universal Studios can.”
The state government called for global tenders to upgrade Dadasaheb Falke Chitranagari or Film City in 2018 but received no response. This time around, the bidding documents they are preparing will be more user-friendly for bidders, the official said.
“We are preparing a more realistic integration plan. We expect the project to be completed in three years,” the minister said.
The state also plans to involve private players to invest ¥4,500 kroner for modernization projects. Proceeds can be shared with the government according to a pre-determined ratio.
“A major issue in the first tender process was the obligation to rehabilitate the 2,500 slum dwellers of the Film City campus. have realized that they cannot expect to rehabilitate their residents.This time around, the terms of the bid will need to be tweaked to attract more experienced players.Discussions have begun and the process will begin soon. We hope that it will be done,” said an official from the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
After a failed attempt by the previous government, some officials at the agency were considering leasing parts of Film City to multiple companies for development, officials said. .
“However, that idea was dismissed by the minister at our meeting on Thursday. We want to develop it in a way that allows us to compete with other world-class facilities,” the official added.
Yogi, as he met with the Bollywood personalities at Hotel Taj on Thursday, said they wanted a hassle-free filming location with better connectivity and world-class technology at their upcoming 1,000-acre facility at Gautam Buddha Nagar. promised He also announced his 50% subsidy for web series and his 25% subsidy for lab usage.
Later in the day, Mungantiwar chaired a meeting with officials to discuss proposals for restructuring Film City.
Film City is owned and managed by Maharashtra Film, State and Cultural Development Corporation Limited.