Developing a healthy cinematic environment within the state is the aim of the state government. The state government has decided to promote tourism with the help of films and also increase the film-making within the state. Film festivals would be held and it will be the responsibility of the government to promote it. Support both in terms of financial and technical facilities would be provided to the various film societies by the government so that they do not back out due to any financial crisis.
It might not be known to many film-makers that if they have a good background and storyline then they may receive a subsidy from the government of about Rs. 2,00,00,000 or may be more than this also. To receive this amount, the film-maker needs to follow certain rules and guidelines so that they can be eligible for this subsidy.
To set up two film-cities within the state, Akhilesh Yadav has signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This, in turn, would promote film-making and gradually UP will become one of the most preferred and sought after destinations for making a movie. Approximately 650 crores of the total investment will be needed for the development of the two projects.
- One of the film-cities would be developed by Purple Seas Grou and the technical support would be provided by the Japan government. It is to be constructed along the Lucknow-Agra Expressway. This film-city would consist of all the infrastructures that are required for film-making.
- The other film-city would be developed by Ravi Kishan, the Bhojpuri film star, near the Unnao district. The development would start very soon and it would take approximately 36 months to be developed completely.
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