Uttarakhand being developed as a high-end tourism state
India, in addition to being one of the leading film producing countries with the filming community spread across various regions of the country, also offers a diversity of landscape and locations in the different States and Union Territories, making it an appealing destination for production of both international and domestic films.
Uttarakhand is being aimed to be developed as high-end tourism and Bollywood-friendly state. The Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat said this in a recently held programme in New Delhi.
The Chief Minister said, “The film, Batti Gul Meter Chalu was almost completely shot in Uttarakhand.”
“When this film was shot, it came to my notice that we charged INR 10,000 a day from the film shooting team. We revoked the policy of charging fee of INR 10,000,” he added.
“They came to Uttarakhand and the entire unit had booked hotels for 65 days. They were adding to our revenue. It was prudent to waive off the shooting fee. And, we later got an appreciation award from the film industry people,” said Rawat.
In addition to the exposure provided through such films, there are many ancillary gains to the destination like income generation, investment, job creation etc. which contribute to the overall economic development of the destination.