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G20 Summit in J&K: Govt to Promote Film Shooting in Kashmir

The RRR actor Ram Charan called Jammu and Kashmir the best place for holding the meeting

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INDIA: Amitabh Kant, a G20 Sherpa, stated on the eve of the G20 summit in Srinagar on Monday that there isn’t a better location for filming than Kashmir and that the administration will go above and beyond to help in movie making. He called the state the best place to shoot movies. 

Popular actor Ram Charan was also present at the meet. He recently made his way to the ‘Film Tourism for Economic and Cultural Preservation’ event in Srinagar, called the state best for holding the meeting. The event is organized at Sheri Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC).

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G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant urged the government to provide substantial help for carrying forward the film shootings. Therefore he said, “We’ll (Centre) go out of our way in assisting in shooting movies and shoot locations and help to shift film destinations from any other part to Kashmir.” 

He went on to say that the G20 Tourism Working Group conference will promote “the message of peace, progress, and prosperity, with tourism playing an important role, particularly in culture and cinema.” 

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He further said that the most important component of this meeting would result in more job development in Kashmir.

Adding cherry on top, Ram Charan addressed the meeting. The RRR actor added that he loves Kashmir. He said that it’s a stunning and ideal location for the G20 summit. According to Charan, in 2016, he filmed in this auditorium (SKICC). So visiting Kashmir in the summer feels like a triumph for him. 

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Ram Charan said, “This is such a surreal feeling. It has been 95 years of existence of the film industry, (but) it will take them another 95 years to explore Kashmir. It is untapped, it is virgin.” 

The Tollywood actor is the first to represent the film industry at the global summit and talked about the scope of investment in movies. 

G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism, added, “Without private investments, we cannot become a world tourist destination. That’s why we want global and domestic investment. We are also encouraging 100% FDI under the leadership of PM Modi, including in Northeastern states and hill states.”

Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Chief Coordinator, G20 Presidency-India, went on to say that J&K is a popular tourist location. He stated that roughly 20 million tourists are expected to visit J&K this year.

“But the idea is to increase the value in terms of eco-tourism, film tourism, and adventure tourism, not only that but also to increase the number of foreign tourists coming to J&K, and that attention the G20 meeting will bring,” he concluded.

Also Read: Ram Charan Jets off to Srinagar for G20 Meet, Actor Presents Indian Film Industry at the Summit

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