Uttar Pradesh turning out to be Uttam Pradesh under Yogi’s leadership, says Bollywood
MUMBAI, Jan 6 (The CONNECT) - Welcoming the film fraternity to Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Thursday, said that the contribution of Indian cinema in giving a new direction to the society is valuable. “UP made two artists public representatives. Artists are well aware of the sufferings of the people and can contribute effectively to the betterment of the society,” he said.
Yogi said, “I am delighted to witness the interest of the cinema fraternity in Uttar Pradesh. UP received Special Mention Award as Most Film Friendly State at the 64th National Film Festival and Most Film Friendly State at the 68th Film Festival in 2020 due to your efforts. The state also received an award in the International Film Festival in Goa (2021) and in Mumbai in 2022 as well.”
Along with security, connectivity has also improved in UP. Small towns have also been connected with big metros. Today nine airports are active. Airports in Chitrakoot and facility of air connectivity will also be provided in Sonbhadra and other places that were considered distant.
The Chief Minister said: “All of you have been witness to the changes that have taken place in Uttar Pradesh over the last five to six years. Uttar Pradesh, which was facing an identity crisis five years ago, is telling a new story of development today."
Highlighting the upcoming places of attraction in UP, Yogi said, “The forts in Bundelkhand are associated with history. Along with security for film shooting, you will also get the facility of connectivity in UP. It is our responsibility to preserve and promote heritage.”
International Jewar Airport being built near Film City.
The CM said that we are building Film City at such a place from where we can cover the distance of Mathura-Vrindavan by road easily. Asia's biggest international airport Jewar is being built there. He also called upon the directors, actors and producers to help the government in getting the state technologically advanced in the field.
The CM said that in the film policy of UP, arrangements will be made for 50 percent subsidy for the web series shot in the state and the government will work towards giving a rebate of 25 per cent on the cost for web films. "We are going to set up a music institution in Hariharpur. To increase development, the vision of PM Modi, Film City will work to enhance the concept of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’."
Talking about the GIS that will be held in Lucknow from 10th to 12th February, Yogi said, “Huge investment is expected in the state. The state government will give all possible cooperation in terms of producing good films.”
Film actors, producer-directors praised Yogi CM for his leadership.
Boney Kapoor praised Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his work for crime-free Uttar Pradesh.
Actor and Gorakhpur MP Ravi Kishan said that at present 100 to 125 films are being shot in UP. People will get employment near home.
Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirhua said that Uttar Pradesh is becoming Uttam Pradesh under the leadership of Yogi ji.
Ashish Singh said that he has shot a lot of films in UP. He requested the CM to hold a roadshow in the South.
Subhash Ghai thanked CM Yogi Adityanath for the progress of film industry in UP. “I want that the children of UP also become trend artists. Only your children can take the film industry forward,” he said.
Playback singer Sonu Nigam said that the CM is doing the work of uniting UP and Maharashtra. “We will do whatever is best from our side. You did a lot of work to make UP crime-free,” he said.