Movie makers thank CM for support in film shooting

Friday, 10 March 2023 | PNS | DEHRADUN

Enthused by the support it received for shooting of its movie ‘Badhaai Do’, film production and distribution company Junglee Pictures has expressed its gratitude to chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Uttarakhand government. Junglee Pictures wrote on social media, “Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to chief minister, Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami and Uttarakhand Film Development Council for their unwavering support and warm hospitality. Their prompt approvals and efficient facilitation from granting shooting permissions to clearing subsidy for Badhaai Do were truly commendable. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to shoot in the picturesque State of Uttarakhand once again.” The movie’s lead Rajkumar Rao also shared the post on his social media platform adding ‘Thank you sir’.

The chief executive officer of Uttarakhand Film Development Council (UFDC) Banshidhar Tiwari said that under the leadership of CM Dhami efforts are being made to create an ideal environment for film making in Uttarakhand. He said that film making would be promoted on the lines of an industry and efforts are underway for employment generation in the sector of film making. Tiwari informed that substantial increase in the subsidy for the regional films is proposed in the New Film policy. A policy has also been prepared to promote relatively lesser known tourist destinations for filming. Tiwari said that work on compiling a directory of artists and technicians associated with filmmaking has started. He said that entrepreneurs would be encouraged to set up private film cities, studios and other units under the newly implemented policy for setting up private industrial areas.

UFDC nodal officer Nitin Upadhyaya said that this year subsidy was provided for two movies – Badhaai Do and Tadap (Sajid Nadiawala productions). Shooting approvals were granted to about 200 movies in the last one year and filming of many movies and web series is currently underway in Uttarakhand, he said. 

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