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Akshay Kumar Meets Yogi Adityanath In Mumbai, Shares Ideas On Proposed Film City In UP
Mumbai, December 1 (TNA) Popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Mumbai late on Tuesday, an official informed. The visit of the saffron-robed chief minister to Mumbai is important with the standpoint of the state government with regards to the setting up of a hi-tech film city in Noida. As the chief minister himself is personally taking serious interest in the project, it is likely that the project will take shape sooner than later.
In the process, he is going to meet 41 celebrities of Bollywood. The Chief Minister has already held several meetings regarding the infotainment city to be built on 1000 acres in Sector 21 of Yamuna Authority of Noida. In a meeting held in Lucknow on September 22, he had sought suggestions from representatives of the film industry for Film City, on which the giants of the film industry had provided their suggestions to the Yamuna Authority.
Apart from this, the bigwigs had also urged CM Yogi to provide facilities for pre production, production and post production of film making under one roof, at one place, and to develop facilities for club, sports, village, teleport, commercial, internal and external location etc.
They had also sought the facility of sound mixing studio, special effects, color transformation, video editing. The film studio was suggested to be constructed in such a way that the exterior there should look like a luxurious building, so that shooting can be done and it can be changed according to the need. Work has started on the basis of suggestions given by the celebrities of Bollywood.
For this, 'Ernest & Young' has been selected as an advisory agency for preparing the Detail Project Report (DPR) of Infotainment City by the government. This agency is preparing DPR keeping in mind the proposal of the filmmakers and the film policy of the state government. It is expected that the DPR will be ready soon and work will begin on the ground after that.
During the meeting with CM Yogi, Bollywood celebrities in Mumbai will discuss about the film city to be built in UP. During this time, many investment proposals are also expected to come to Film City and it is expected that during this time CM will also discuss investment proposals with the veterans of Bollywood.
The Chief Minister will meet the celebrities of Bollywood for about four hours from 10.30 am to 2.30 am on Wednesday. During this, the CM will also meet Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council Chairman Raju Srivastava, Gorakhpur MP and famous artists Ravi Kishan, Dinesh Yadav ‘Nirhua’, Bollywood stars Randeep Hooda, Arjun Rampal and Satish Kaushik.
Also, film producer Boney Kapoor, founder of Ad Labs Private Limited, Manmohan Shetty, producer Anand Pandit, director Subhash Ghai, Madhur Bhandarkar, producer Rahul Mitra, producer Ajay Rai, T series chairman Bhushan Kumar, Laika Productions CEO Ashish Singh, G. Studios Acquisition Head Jatin Sethi, CEO Shariq Patel, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures's Rudroop Dutta, Producer Rajeev Malhotra, Writer Director Neeraj Pathak, Director Umesh Shukla, Director Tigmanshu Dhulia, Director and Cinematographer Baba Azmi, Director Anil Sharma, Film Producer Nikhil Advani, Writer Juhi Chaturvedi, Film Producer Poonam Shivdasani, Producer Madhu Bhojwani, Carnival Group Chairman Dr. Srikant Bhasi and Vaishali Sarvankar, Director Honey Trehan, WIFPA President Sangram Shirke, Trade Analyst Komal Nahata, Film Makers Combine General Secretary Dharam Mehra, Producer Guild CEOs of Nitin Tej Ahuja, producers Pahlaj Nihalani, Vikram Khakhar, director Deepak Tijori, Paraval Raman and others will also meet the CM.