Multiplexes Check! Jammu & Kashmir Now Eyes To Open Film City

by Shreya Ghosh
Multiplexes Check! Jammu & Kashmir Now Eyes To Open Film City

The silver screen made a comeback to Jammu & Kashmir after 3 decades and people are excited and elated with the inauguration of the INOX multiplex in Srinagar. It is indeed a great moment of celebration for the locals as they can now enjoy movies on the big screen just like the rest of India. After the massive success of the multiplex opening after 3 decades, Jammu & Kashmir plans to open a film city.

Jammu & Kashmir Now Targets To Open Film City!

Kashmir has always been one of the most loved Indian destinations to shoot movies. For decades, we see  Bollywood movie crews travelling to shoot their movies in the perfect location, and capture the beauty of Jammu & Kashmir. And after the Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha-led administration council granted the sanction for the Film Policy 2021, the shooting has increased in the destination. Many more films will be shot here.

According to a report in the Deccan Herald, the Lieutenant Governor shared that they will soon have a Film City. This will boost employment for locals as young filmmakers can offer assistance in these shoots. Also, they will be provided with many incentives under the film policy.

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Some Details About The Film Policy

The J&K Film Policy 2021 comes with many plans to improve the situation of cinema halls and multiplexes. It focuses on improving and refurbishing the existing halls and re-opening them and opening new ones. Also. they are granting subsidies to make J&K a favourite shooting location for everyone. The Film Policy aims to build a competitive infrastructure within India that attracts more filmmakers to shoot their movies here.

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Also, the policy ensures administrative assistance during the filmmaking and shooting process to control and simplify it. They plan to set Single Window Cell for getting permission of filming movies. It might take time between 2 to 4 weeks. Overall, the Film Policy plans to boost the potential of the local film industry and the destination for filming.

Are you excited to see the upcoming movies shot amidst the stunning vistas of J&K? Let us know in the comments!

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