Dehradun (DIPR)-Bollywood film producer director Mr. Rajkumar Santoshi will shoot his forthcoming feature film on the India-Pakistan partition in Uttarakhand. The shooting of the movie will begin in May 2019. Apart from this, he will be shooting another film in Uttarakhand. Film producer director Mr. Rajkumar Santoshi has given Chief Minister a proposal to open a film studio in Dehradun or adjoining area.
During a detailed discussion with Chief Minister at CM residence on Tuesday, Mr. Rajkumar Santoshi said that Uttarakhand, which is rich in natural beauty, can open the world market for shooting movies and there is immense variety of locations for film shooting in the state.
There are many unexplored places with such natural beauty which are yet to be captured by the cameras of the filmmakers. On the proposal to set up film studios in Dehradun or its vicinity, Chief Minister has issued instructions to Secretary Information for undertaking field inspection for the selection of appropriate land for the studio. Chief Minister said State government is promoting the shooting of films in Uttarakhand with a long-term professional approach in mission mode. Chief Minister said that the film policy is being updated to encourage film production in the state. Soon it will be brought before the cabinet. He said that the state government is providing subsidy, facilities, other concessions and proper law and order arrangements for film production. He said that along with it the government is working to open a branch of Indian Film and Television Institute (FTII) Pune in the state.
Secretary Information Mr. Dilip Jawalkar, Director General Information Mr. Deependra Kumar Chaudhary, Film Nodal Officer Mr. KS Chauhan etc. were present on this occasion