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Film City work to begin in Bengaluru soon: CM Yediyurappa

Prime News, Karnataka, Sandalwood, Cinema, Entertainment, Bengaluru, September 10:- Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday (September 9) said that the work on the proposed film city in Bengaluru will start soon as he assured all possible help to the Kannada film industry that is under distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions.

“Most importantly regarding the film city, there were earlier talks over whether it should be set up in Mysuru or Bengaluru. Now the search is on for land in Bengaluru. It will be finalised at the earliest. The film city will come up in Bengaluru, for which Rs 500 crore has been earmarked in the budget. Work in this regard will start soon,” Yediyurappa said.

Speaking to the media persons after meeting a delegation from the Kannada film industry, he said they shared their issues and concerns, to which he assured that he would address whatever was possible.

Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan had recently said that the film city would be established on 150 acres of land at Hessarghatta in the city.

Meanwhile, the representatives of the Kannada film industry, including star actors Shivrajkumar, Yash, Duniya Vijay, Tara Anuradha, Film Chamber president D R Jairaj, among others, met the Chief Minister and submitted a memorandum, along with a charter of demands.

Shivrajkumar said all the issues concerning the industry, including film chamber, producers, exhibitors, directors and labour, which include actors, have been shared with the Chief Minister and he promised to look into it and try to resolve whatever was possible at the earliest. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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