Film City will get 5,000 tourists a day

Bol­ly­wood, an in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed film in­dus­try of In­dia, is cash­ing in on its pop­u­lar­ity. Ma­ha­rash­tra Gov­ern­ment hopes to at­tract more tourists to Mum­bai by de­vel­op­ing Bol­ly­wood Tourism.

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is part of Mum­bai’s iden­tity and a lot of tourists vis­it­ing the city want to meet stars and visit film sets. To cater to this grow­ing need among tourists, Bol­ly­wood Tourism is be­ing de­vel­oped. Film City in Mum­bai where most of the shoot­ing and pro­duc­tion work for Bol­ly­wood hap­pens will soon see a lot of ad­di­tions.

“We want to de­velop and pro­mote Film City in Mum­bai as a unique at­trac­tion at par with Univer­sal Stu­dios. It will take about 34 years for the project to com­plete, but once it is ready, we hope to at­tract 5000 tourists per day to film city,” says Laxmikant Desh­mukh, MD, Film City. Projects that will be un­der­taken in­clude a Bol­ly­wood theme mu­seum, Bol­ly­wood square and con­struc­tion of huge sets at film city that will repli­cate vil­lages of In­dia in­clud- ing Pun­jab, Gu­jarat, Ma­ha­rash­tra and south­ern states. A na­ture walk will also be de­vel­oped in as­so­ci­a­tion with Bom­bay Nat­u­ral His­tory So­ci­ety and also a bio­di­ver­sity park. Tourists will also

Laxmikant Desh­mukh

Manag­ing Di­rec­tor Film City

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