23 May 2023

Will Film Making Revive In Kashmir, J&K Is Attracting Film Makers From Across World

Srinagar: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh has said, the youth of Kashmir is highly aspirational, sensitive and forward looking who can see the enormous opportunities unfolded by PM Narendra Modi for the people of this country. 

Dr Jitendra Singh and Union Minister of Culture, Tourism G Kishan Reddy addressed the side event on ‘Film Tourism for Economic Growth and Cultural Preservation’ during 3rd Tourism Working Group Meeting at SKICC, Srinagar.

J&K is attracting film makers from across world 

Dr Singh said this 3rd Tourism Working Group Meeting at Srinagar along with its side events will create job opportunities for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir as the new and peaceful J&K is attracting the film makers not only from India but across the world due to its pristine beauty. He said Kashmir is going to be most profitable, cost effective and economically viable film destination.

Film makers will revive film making in Kashmir

In this address, G. Kishan Reddy said Kashmir has captured imagination of artists, nature lovers and now film makers who will revive the film making in Jammu and Kashmir. Many famous national and international films have been shot in Kashmir and the biggest aim of the government is now to revive film tourism not only in Kashmir but all over the country.

Reddy said, the event is of utmost importance as it will explore the immense potential of film tourism and it’s contribution to our vibrant tourism industry.

Winning two Oscars this year was a historic moment for us for ‘Naatu Naatu Song’ and for ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ documentary, said Reddy.

Film tourism is a powerful medium to promote tourism potential 

Reddy further said, film tourism is a powerful medium to promote tourism potential as films have a great impact on the travel choices attracting tourists all over the world.

Beauty of Kashmir is magical 

Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur, K Ram Charan who was present during the occasion took part in fireside conversation with film critic and journalist Mayank Sharma. During his conversation, Charan said, the beauty of Kashmir is magical as it attracts people towards its pristine beauty, magical mountains and what not.

Kashmir has everything to offer to film industry

G20 Sherpa, Amitabh Kant said, PM Narendra Modi believes that tourism has the biggest multiplier effect being  the biggest job creator and this G20 meeting will lead to more job creation in J&K.

Praising Kashmir for its pristine beauty, Kant said, there is no better film destination than Kashmir which has everything to offer to the film industry.

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