To boost the film tourism in the state and woo film and serial producers, Himachal Pradesh tourism department extended augmented facilities to them. Tourism department were also making efforts to attract and facilitate the Film Production Houses for shooting of films.
Subhasish Panda, Director, Tourism informed that more than two dozen films had been filmed in the State since January 2013 which include feature films, serials, advertisement films and albums. He said that the film production companies from Southern States were regularly visiting the State to shoot their films.
He said that all permissions for shooting the films in the State were being granted within 24 hours and Director of Tourism Department had been made the Nodal Officer by the State Government to grant permission.
Panda said that since January 2013, the permission were granted to Regional language film ‘Madras café, Malyalam film ‘Starring Pournami’, Malyalam documentary ‘Buddy’, Tamil movie ‘Unmai’, Hindi feature film ‘Mothers Day’, ‘Purani Jeans’, ‘Highway’, ‘Love is not Mathematics’, ‘Ek Tera Saath’, Film‘Pappu Ki Pagdandi’ and Film ‘Vanity Fair’.
Panda said that TV Serial Producers were also showing keen interest to shoot their serials at various locations in the State adding that TV Serial ‘Savdhan India’ and ‘Khamosh’ had been shot at the locations in Shimla, Solan, Kangra, Mandi, Kullu, Chamba, Hamirpur, Una and Bilaspur districts and popular comedy show ‘Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman’ was also picturised in the State. In addition a number of commercial advertisement films and video/music albums are also regularly shot in various locations of the State by the film production houses, he added.