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Bhandarkar meets Yogi, lauds film city plan in Noida

By The SATimes News Service

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on Sunday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the latter’s official residence in Lucknow to discuss Yogi’s announcement about the country’s “biggest and most beautiful film city” to be set up in Gautam Buddha Nagar district (NOIDA).

According to a government spokesman, Bhandarkar (‘Fashion’, ‘Heroine’, etc)  congratulated the chief minister for planning the film city and assured full cooperation from the film fraternity.

The spokesman said that the meeting assumes significance in the backdrop of the film city announcement.

Adityanath has asked officials to identify land suitable for the film city project in NCR.

“The CM announced to set up the biggest and most beautiful film city of the country in Gautam Budh Nagar district. He instructed officials to search for a suitable plot in or around Noida, Greater Noida or Yamuna Expressway and prepare an action plan to that effect,” said a statement issued by the UP government.

Chandra Mohan, secretary of the BJP’s UP unit, said that the proposed film city would generate revenue, create jobs and also help showcase the state’s rich heritage.

“There are vast untapped spots in UP that have pristine natural beauty. Though the project (film city) has been talked about for long, now it has got the much-needed push,” he said.

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