Mumbai to have a new Film City

Mumbai to have a new Film City

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A new film city with infrastructure facilities for cine industry and to promote cine tourism is planned in Mumbai. The project, Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari (Film City) project, will be developed on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis for which a concessionaire will be selected soon. The project is estimated to cost Rs 2,600 crore. Maharashtra Film, Stage & Cultural Development Corporation Ltd. (MFSCDC) has already invited bids for selection of concessionaire for the proposed project.

The project will include:

  • State-of-the-art sound stages, outdoor locations, villages
  • Monumental avenue comprising of Bollywood based theme park and Bollywood museum
  • Post-production facilities such as special effects studios and other filmrelatedinfrastructure including teleport facility
  • Hospitality facilities with various star-category hotels and convention center

There is already a film city in Mumbai which is an integrated film studio complex situated at Goregaon, a suburb in Mumbai. It has several recording rooms, gardens, lakes, theatres and grounds that serve as the venue of many Bollywood film shootings. It is built by the Maharashtra state government to provide facilities and concessions to the film industry. It was renamed Dadasaheb Phalke Nagar in memory of the Marathi producer-director-screenwriter Dadasaheb Phalke who was father of Indian film industry.