Policy aims to generate employment opportunities
Nature has blessed Himachal Pradesh with natural grandeur and picturesque locations suited for shooting of films. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while interacting with the noted film star Anupam Kher who called on him here today.
Chief Minister said that the State has made a significant contribution in development of Indian Cinema as breath taking locales have attracted renowned film makers to picturize their films in the State. He said that the State was full of popular scenic, cultural, heritage and spiritual sites which were yet to be explored.
Jai Ram Thakur said that to develop Himachal Pradesh as an important destination for film production and to disseminate information about the culture, history, heritage and glorious traditions of the State, the State Government has made Himachal Pradesh Film Policy-2019. He said that this policy also aims at generating employment opportunities to the youth of the State, attract additional capital investment through film industries and develop Himachal Pradesh as all weather locales for the shooting of the films.
Actor Anupam Kher appreciated the efforts of the State Government in making the Film Policy. He said that since he himself hails from the State, he would try his best to promote Himachal Pradesh as the best destination for film shootings. He also shared his childhood experiences and his old memories of Shimla with the Chief Minister.
Wife of Chief Minister Dr. Sadhna Thakur, Mother of Anupam Kher Dulari Kher, Director Information and Public Relations Harbans Singh Brascon were present on the occasion among others.