Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday (September 22) unveiled an ambitious plan to set up a “film city” and invited the film fraternity to come to the state.
The CM announced that 1,000 acres had been identified in Gautam Budh Nagar by the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA),
where a Dedicated Infotainment Zone would be set up with world-class civil, public and technological facilities, a statement from the CMO said.
Adityanath had announced on Friday (September 18) that the country’s “biggest and most beautiful film city” would be set up in Gautam Budh Nagar district.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar had called on him on Sunday — and on Tuesday, several film personalities including Anupam Kher, Udit Narayan, and Satish Kaushik attended a meeting with Adityanath.
While there is excitement about the project, with government officials indicating that it is
intended also to create employment opportunities in the state, this isn’t the first time that a government of UP has
attempted to woo the film industry to set up base in the state.