Bihar govt contemplating to set up film city

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Patna, Nov 11 (UNI) The Bihar government is seriously considering to set up a film city in the state on the lines of 'Bollywood' in Mumbai.

Bollywood actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha had submitted a proposal for setting up a film city here. The proposal, which was gathering dust in the administrative circles since the past one year, however, was suddenly being considered seriously by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Mr Kumar, however, stressed that the establishment of the film city in the state had nothing to do with the recent attacks on Biharis in Maharahstra. He said Mr Sinha, a year ago, had suggested for setting up the film city and a meeting was also held with him in this connection.

Mr Kumar said establishment of the film city would add to the developmnt of the state and it would help in the transformation of the state's image as well.

In the meeting it was decided to revive the defunct Bihar Film Corporation which would play a pivotal role in setting up the film city.

Mr Kumar said the film city was proposed to be set up at Rajgir, Gaya, or Patna and the government was looking for a suitable piece of land for the purpose.

He further disclosed that the film city would be established on public private partnership.

Several film personalities would be contacted for the purpose, he said, adding noted Bhojpuri singer of Bihar Manoj Tiwari had also talked to him on the issue.

The state government would soon frame a film policy of its own to promote production of movies within the state.

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