– Deputy Director Mr. Yuvraj Padole informed about the film policy and other facilities provided by the MP government to promote Film Tourism in state.
New Delhi, April 29, 2022. The superstar of South Film Industry, Mr. Suman Talwar, during his visit to Bhopal, reached the office of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board on Friday. Accompanied by Director Mr. Nitin Chokse, Actress Preeti Chokse, Mr. Suman met Mr. Yuvraj Padole, Deputy Director, Film Tourism Department, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board and discussed the possibilities of film shooting in the state. Shri Yuvraj Padole shared brief note on ‘Madhya Pradesh Film Tourism Policy-2020’. He encouraged actor Suman to make Madhya Pradesh a major attraction for film shooting and also to encourage private investment, skill development and employment generation through film shooting in the state. He informed the guests about financial grant for shooting of serial/show/web series/show/documentary, special financial incentive for international filmmakers and South Indian filmmakers. He said, a special dedicated film facilitation cell for film policy implementation and filming permission through single window system was also created to make whole ecosystem transparent. Shri Suman has worked in about 600 films. Acting as lead villain in Rajinikanth’s “Shivaji the Boss” (2007), Akshay Kumar’s “Gabbar Is Back” (2015) has made his mark across the country. He said during the discussion that, “Madhya Pradesh has very good locations for Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam film industries. It has all the elements like beautiful rivers, lush green forests, valleys, heritage buildings to attract film producers and directors. He assured to the MPTB officials about sharing information about beautiful locations of MP, film policy, subsidy and other support and facilities from government to the producers/directors from South film industry. There is a very good scope for shooting here. This will not only boost Film shooting in state but will also increase in tourism opportunities, local employment also. After a time, the state will have its own artists and technicians.”
More than 200 films have been shot
Recently, actor Akshay Kumar has shot for the film ‘Selfie’ in Bhopal. Actor Siddharth Malhotra shot for the film ‘Yoddha’ at Kolar Dam and Airport in Bhopal. More than 200 projects including feature films, TV serials/series, TVCs and reality shows have been shot in Madhya Pradesh so far. The major cities of Madhya Pradesh- Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior and Jabalpur have good air connectivity. After the implementation of Madhya Pradesh Film Tourism Policy-2020, the government is promoting film tourism in a big way by providing subsidies and all permissions and clearances through single window online system. The objective of this policy is to make Madhya Pradesh a major film production center and generate many employment opportunities in the state.