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Is UP the new hotspot of film making? 150 films to shoot in state

Within Six Months Of Announcing Films Policy, Uttar Pradesh Has Received 150 Proposals For Shooting In The State Including “Jolly LLB 2' And A Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Film.

PTI | Updated on: 01 May 2016, 12:46:39 PM

New Delhi:

 Within six months of announcing films policy, Uttar Pradesh has received 150 proposals for shooting in the state including “Jolly LLB 2” and a Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer film.

“We just had Bollywood star Salman Khan shooting his movie Sultan in UP and he has appreciated the facilities in the state. In all, we have 150 films proposals in queue for shooting in the state including ‘Jolly LLB 2’,” UP Film Development Council, Vice-chairman, Gaurav Dwivedi told PTI.

He said that the proposals have come within six months of state coming with films policy.

“We are giving subsidy in the range of Rs 1 crore to 3.5 crore. Recently, Sudhir Mishra completed shoot of his movie ‘Dasdev’ in UP. His project qualifies for higher range of subsidy between Rs 3 and Rs 3.5 crore,” Dwivedi said.

He said shooting for Khurrana’s film is expected to start in June-October period and “Jolly LLB 2” in August-September.

When asked about subsidy for “Sultan”, he said that it was a only partial shoot hence did not qualify for incentive.

“But Salman is impressed with facilities and opportunities in the state and has expressed interest to set up screen in about 5 cities of UP. This talks about improved infrastructure and prospects in the state,” Dwivedi said.

Khan in his tweet on Saturday appreciated support of UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, UP Film Development council for shoot of Sultan in Muzzafarnagar’s Morna town.

Dwivedi said that film director Anubhav Sinha and Anurag Kashyap have also submitted proposal for shooting their films in the state.

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First Published : 01 May 2016, 12:34:00 PM

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