J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to visit Gujarat to promote tourism

Ahmedabad, May 2:  Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed visit Ahmedabad on Saturday to promote tourism industry of his state, said an official statement.

"Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will visit the city tomorrow to promote the tourism in Jammu and Kashmir," a statement of Jammu and Kashmir tourism department said on Friday. Sayeed is likely to visit tour operators of the state during the one-day visit.

J&K CM Sayeed to visit Gujarat

This is Sayeed's first visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat after the formation of a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir. Sayeed had on Friday met Bollywood film-makers and actors in Mumbai and requested them to rediscover the state as a destination for the film shootings to promote tourism in the state.

Sayeed also met Bollywood film-makers and actors in Mumbai

He met film-makers Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sudhir Mishra, Govind Nihalani, Vishal Bharadwaj, Madhur Bhandarkar and also actors Manoj Bajpai, Anupam Kher, Irfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Gul Panag and Gulshan Grover.

He had also met the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and the legendary actor Dilip Kumar, separately. The state was eager to revive its association with the Bollywood, Sayeed told them, and assured all facilities, including foolproof security for the shoots.

The state, once a favourite destination of the film industry for locales, fell off the radar due to the insurgency which was at its peak in the 1990s.


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