‘ATTRACT PRODUCERS TO SHOOT MOVIES IN JOHOR’
It will bring more investments to the state, says assemblyman
RIZALMAN HAMMIM ISKANDAR PUTERI email@example.com to foreign film producers who wanted to shoot movies in Johor.
He said the film industry could become another form of investment for the state, adding that Johor had many beautiful and interesting locations that could attract producers.
“Yesterday, I met rising Tamil movie star Sivakarthikeyan from Chennai, who was in town to shoot a movie.
“I was told the production house of his project was interested in using one of the ports in Johor as a location for their movie.
“But, they were disappointed when the management of the port refused to give them permission to shoot there.
“I hope the state government can provide help to these producers to get permission to shoot their movies here.
“This will promote Johor as a good location to shoot movies, especially among producers in India,” said Asojan.
He said this in his speech when debating the motion of thanks to Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar’s address at the state assembly here yesterday.
Asojan said if foreign producers were not given the opportunity to shoot their movies here, they would turn to other locations.
“If one location is not suitable, we should provide them with an alternative,” said Asojan.
Last year’s box office Tamillanguage movie Kabali was shot in Kuala Lumpur, while other Bollywood movies — such as Don, Don 2, Aaghaaz and Chor Machaaye Shor — were also shot in Malaysia.
Netflix series Marco Polo featured episodes shot at Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios here.