Shotgun Proposes Film City for Patna

Shotgun has sought 100 acres of land in or around the Bihar capital for setting up a film city on the lines of the Ramoji film city in Hyderabad.

BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, popularly known as ‘Bihari Babu’, has evinced interest in investing in Bihar and setting up a huge film city, which would be the first of its kind in the state.Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said the government has forwarded Sinha’s proposal to the state industrial promotion Board (SIPB). ‘Sinha’s proposal will be studied by the SIPB, which will ask him to formally present the project proposal,’ said Modi, a senior BJP leader considered close to Sinha.

Sinha, in his proposal submitted earlier this month, has sought 100 acres of land for setting up the film city, said an official on the condition of anonymity. The government will have to search for such a big plot of land, because it may draw the ire of farmers and the opposition,’ the official told IANS.

Meanwhile, Sinha too confirmed his Bihar film city plans. His proposed film city will have latest TV and film studios, state-of-the-art technical facilities including song recording, editing, animation, sound mixing. It will also have a preview theatre and an acting school. He also plans a luxurious hotel to accommodate film stars and crew.Sinha, who hails from Patna, reportedly said that his proposed film city will check large-scale migration of labourers to other states as it would provide employment to thousands of Biharis.

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