Filmcity in Mumbai to undergo facelift

Filmcity in Mumbai to undergo facelift

Filmcity in Mumbai to undergo facelift

Filmcity  in Goregaon suburb of western Mumbai is all set to undergo a massive modernisation programme.

A plan for upgradation and modernisation of the Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari-as the Filmcity is formally known -was cleared at a high-level meeting presided by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

The most-sought-after studio complex for shooting films, TV serials and commercials,  it would be developed through a public-private-partnership mode, confirmed the Chief Minister's Office.    

The plan is to make Filmcity  on  par with international standards and to also develop it as a tourist spot.

Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde and Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal were among those who were present at the meeting.

Spread across 521 acres, the Filmcity has practically every possible terrain that one can ask for. It has hills, lakes, bridges, long and winding roads and green expanse.

The Filmcity has nearly 40 different outdoor locations, 16 well-equipped sound-proof studios and 80 air-conditioned makeup rooms. Recording studios equipped with state-of-the-art dubbing and mixing facilities and editing suites for 16/35 mm films are also available.

On a day, there are 30 to 35 scheduled shootings and approximately 1,200 films are made here every year. Over 70%  of Indian motion pictures, TV serials and commercials are produced in Mumbai and the Filmcity accounts for 30 to 40%  of them.