Rajinikanth explores beauty of Darjeeling hills for upcoming movie
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth shooting in the Darjeeling hills for almost 10 days now has said the world will see the region’s beautiful and unexplored places through his upcoming film.
Rajinikanth is shooting in Darjeeling for his upcoming film and has a month-long shooting schedule in the hills.
Recently, The Tourism Minister of West Bengal, Gautam Deb also met Rajinikanth at a resort in Kurseong. “I hope that through my movie, the entire country will come to know what this place is,” he told reporters, adding that he was very happy to be here and meet lovely and kind-hearted people and explore beautiful places.
The Minister also discussed that how West Bengal tourism can be promoted through film tourism and with the support of the film community.
“Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is committed to the all-round development of the state and the Hills. As per this policy of our government, I met Rajinikanth to promote the Hills through films,” Deb said.
Deb also urged the actor to shoot more in the Hills and the state.
“I reminded Rajnikanth that many big banner Hindi movies like Aaradhana and Barfi have been shot here before,” he said, adding that he hoped the Rajinikanth-starrer being shot here would promote Darjeeling tourism in a big way.
Deb confirmed that the CM is taking new initiatives to promote and develop film tourism in the state.
Speaking on the occasion, Anit Thapa, Vice-Chairman, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Board of Administrators said, “While superhit films had been shot in Darjeeling Hills earlier, the trend was hit because of frequent agitations and unrest here, which also hit the tourism industry.”
“We have been taking up various measures for the all-round development of the Hills and the people here, and in comparison, with previous years, a large number of tourists have visited the Darjeeling hills this time. The economy of Darjeeling Hills depends on tourism. Hence, Rajinikanth’s film will also surely promote the tourism industry and encourage other filmmakers to make their films in the Hills,” he said.