Jammu and Kashmir government moves to revive cinematic era of ’70s, ’80s

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The Jammu and Kashmir administration will announce a “new film policy for J&K” inside ten days to guarantee revival of the cinematic era within the area, lieutenant governor (LG) Manoj Sinha introduced on Monday.

Addressing a two-day convention on ‘Tapping Tourism Potential of Kashmir’, on the International Convention Centre on the banks of Dal Lake, Sinha stated the goal of the government is to discover new locations and entice filmmakers again to the Valley. He promised to construct higher infrastructure to make Kashmir pleasant to visiting vacationers and members of the movie business.

The quantity of vacationers arriving in Kashmir since December 2020 has been encouraging and flight operations throughout the evening have ensured extra footfall of vacationers within the Valley, he stated.

The new movie coverage, finalised by the state government after deliberations with stakeholders, entails a highway map on bringing the golden era of Kashmir again on the silver display screen.

“We have been reading and hearing that Kashmir used to be the favourite destination for Bollywood stars and filmmakers in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. We as a team will work to bring back the same culture,” Sinha stated.

The LG stated a quantity of new locations are being explored to promote tourism. “We are focusing on putting in place a better infrastructure at the new places so that people can enjoy and explore these places hassle-free. For this, we have invited private players as well,” he stated.

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