Biffes gives a push to Film City in Mysuru

Biffes gives a push to Film City in Mysuru

Ashok Amritraj to facilitate between govt and private parties abroad

The eighth edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival (Biffes-2016) that was extended to Mysuru this year, has given a push to the proposed Film City in the district.

The State government has handed over, nearly 100 acres of land for the film city at Himmavu, Nanjangud taluk, to the Information and Public Relations department.

Addressing media, here, on Thursday, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy Chairman S V Rajendra Singh Babu contemplated that the project may require Rs 150 crore in the first phase itself. He said the film city would be designed as a one-stop for films, incorporating the best of the technology on the lines of Hollywood studios, with multiple floors and facilities suiting the demand of technicians and directors to shoot a movie. Besides, Mysuru has an added advantage in form of abundant scenic locations, he added.

4G technology
Babu opined that the demand for technical/digital content would shoot up with adoption of 4G technology by cellular service providers. In view of the growing demand, the film city should be well-equipped, he added.

Babu said Hollywood film producer Ashok Amritraj, who was an invitee during the inaugural session of the Biffes, will take the project forward, by facilitating between the State and interested parties for public-private-partnership (PPP) abroad. Another renowned filmmaker from Bollywood Subhash Ghai has also evinced interest in the project, he added.
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