Recently, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for visiting the Bollywood industry. He said that Mumbai’s film city can not be shifted to any other place.
Responding to Sanjay Raut, CM Yogi Adityanath said that he did not come to Mumbai to take anything away and as far as the film industry is concerned, a new Film City would be built in Uttar Pradesh. “We’ve not come here to take anything away. We’re building a news Film City. Why one is getting worried about it? We’re giving something new to people in form of world-class infrastructure”, said CM Yogi when asked to comment on Raut’s remarks.
CM Yogi said that the Mumbai film industry would remain there and a new Film City would be developed in Uttar Pradesh in a new environment according to new requirements.
About two months ago, Mr. Yogi made a big announcement to build a bigger and better film city in the state. He said that the country needs a good film city and Uttar Pradesh is all set to take this responsibility.
He ordered the officials to search for the land in or around Noida, Greater Noida or Yamuna Expressway and prepare an action plan in this regard.
“This film city will not only provide better opportunities to film-makers but also job opportunities to the youths from the state,” he said.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut also praised his initiative to make a magnificent film city. The Yogi government is going to set up India’s biggest film industry in Noida.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had warned CM Yogi ahead of his visit to the state that he would not let anyone take away business from the state.
CM Yogi reached Mumbai yesterday is expected to meet several industrialists, bankers and film personalities regarding the upcoming Film City in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. After reaching Mumbai, he first met actor Akshay Kumar and discussed the possibilities of film production in Uttar Pradesh. He also met singer Kailash Kher.