KCR gives green light to reopening theatres, announces film city in Hyderabad outskirts

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced that a film city with international standards would be set up on the outskirts of Hyderabad and the government would allot 1,500 to 2,000 acres for the project.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 Nov 2020 8:51 AM GMT
KCR gives green light to reopening theatres, announces film city in Hyderabad outskirts


Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced that a film city with international standards would be set up on the outskirts of Hyderabad and the government would allot 1,500 to 2,000 acres for the project. The CM instructed the officials that a delegation of officials and film personalities visit the film city in Bulgaria and prepare proposals and plans for the 'Film City in Hyderabad'. The CM also announced that film shootings and cinema theatres can reopen with the lockdown restrictions being slowly lifted.

Film actors Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna met the CM at Pragathi Bhavan on Saturday and discussed the development and expansion of the film industry in Telangana State.

"In Telangana State, there are about 10 lakh people who are either directly or indirectly dependent on the film industry. The cancellation of shootings and closure of theatres due to the pandemic has affected their livelihood. The recovery rate for COVID-19 in the state is at 91.88 per cent which is optimistic so we will resume shootings and open theatres, while strictly following the guidelines," the CM said. The two actors also seconded the CM's decision to reopen theatres for the public.

"There are ample opportunities to develop and expand the film industry in the state. People from different parts of the country and different mother tongues have settled in this cosmopolitan. The city has the ability to offer shelter to anyone. The state government is keen on setting up a world-class film city for Hyderabad. The government will acquire 1,500-2,000 acres for this purpose. Plots will be allocated to the film production companies to set up studios with state-of-the-art technology. Provision will be created at the proposed film city for an airstrip. All other infrastructure facilities will be provided too," the CM added.

R&B Minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy, State Planning Board Vice-Chairman B. Vinod Kumar, RS Member J. Santosh Kumar, Government's Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Principal Secretaries Narsing Rao, Ramakrishna Rao, and Seshadri participated.


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