Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Friday announced a Film City would be developed in the state on Public Private Partnership.
This would not only be beneficial for the film industry, but also provide employment to youth, Khattar said after unveiling the Film Policy of Haryana in Gurgaon.
On this occasion, Khattar also launched the website of the Haryana Film Cell, on which the entire detail about the Film Policy has been made available, and it will serve as single window system for receiving applications and completing the procedure for seeking approvals, an official release said here.
The chief minister said the state offers hundreds of beautiful locations for shooting purposes. "Now-a-days low budget films produced in the rural locale are attracting the audiences more," he said assuring all support and cooperation of the state government to all who opt for making films here.
He said large number of leading artists in the film industry hail from Haryana and with the launch of Film Policy Friday, more such artists would get a chance to exhibit their talent.
The chief minister exhorted the film directors, producers and actors to promote regional cinema as this would not only be beneficial for them but also help in maintaining unity and integrity of the country through the exchange of languages and culture.
He also urged that besides entertainment movies, they should also make films focused on deprived and underprivileged section of society like poor, labourers and farmers as the films are the best medium to express our views.
He said the Haryana Film Policy would not only give a major boost to the Haryanvi film Industry but also provide a platform to the film-makers outside of the state to shoot their films in Haryana.
Speaking on the occasion, noted film director, actor and producer Satish Kaushik said the Film Policy of Haryana would not only directly benefit the artists, writers, directors and musicians but also boost tourism in the state.
He said Haryanvi language has made its huge impact on the film industry.