The Telangana government will develop a ‘Cinema City’ in a land of 2,000 acres close to Hyderabad. The proposed Cinema City, conceived by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, will support the existing film industry and also create new employment opportunities in the film industry. In continuation of the series of meetings on industrial development, Rao held another review with officials at the Secretariat here on Thursday. Allaying the apprehensions in some quarters that the film industry would move out of Hyderabad after bifurcation of the combined Andhra Pradesh state, Rao said, “The film industry will not move out of Hyderabad at any cost. The climatic conditions in Hyderabad are suitable to film industry. Such climatic conditions suitable for film shootings do not exist anywhere else.” The chief minister said most of the film and TV serials shootings were being shot in Hyderabad and the proposed Cinema City should be developed to help the existing industry. It will have separate studios for graphics, effects and other technical aspects. Rao’s announcement of developing a new Cinema City and encouraging the existing industry should be glad tidings to the large number of film workers living in the city. Rao’s proposal would be a major boon to the film industry to flourish further in the city.
Source: The New Indian Express