Published on : Saturday, March 25, 2017
In coming days, Sandalwood may have its own film city. Expert team members visited Himmavu, 20 kms from Mysore, the proposed film city site, before submitting the project report. The tourism department took gradual steps in bringing important names associated with film production and studio houses in setting up infrastructure for shoots after the state government gave the responsibility.
It is being presumed that construction of film city will help increase film tourism in this region. Also, the department plans to initiate the film city on Public-Private partnership style. As a result, the DPR is being developed by the tourism department to influence some eminent professional services firm who can take up the responsibility.
The proposed team will be communicating with Kannada film bodies like Chalanachitra Academy before finalizing the DPR. Mysore along with Mandya district has more than 100 spots where shooting of different films take place as majority of the scenic places are within 15 to 20 kms of the radius. To quote The Hind, ‘’ at present, the Department of Revenue is in possession of the land. The Tourism Department had proposed to take it for developing the film city on lease for a period of 30 years.’’
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