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Tourism Minister to meet Bollywood producers for film shoot in Bengal

Thursday, 14 March 20130 comments

Aparajita Kundu

Malda March 14: The Malda town famous for mangoes may certainly not have the cool serene weather and exotic views that Darjeeling has but if state tourism Minster Krishnendu Choudhury is to be believed Malda can still attract bollywood to shoot films here.

Choudhury will meet the bollywood producers in Mumbai where eminent film producers will be attending the meeting. Speaking exclusively with Himalayan Mirror, the first time minister after switching sides leaving congress and joining Trinamool said there is hardly any parity between the whether of Switzerland or Darjeeling but provided similar infrastructure the effort to portray Malda may not go in vain.

“”Billons of money is spent to produce and make films. If we can ensure shooting of films not only in Malda but in the entire regions it would do wonders to the tourism industry.  Films always give international exposure to a place,” he said.

Choudhury would be holding a meeting with the producers for which federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental at a hotel in Mumbai tomorrow. “We will make a presentation of the famous tourist spots in the state as well as Malda. We will also discuss the sort of help that the state government would be giving,” the tourism minister added.

Choudhury hopes that the meeting will turn out fruitful in the long run. “The state is absolutely peaceful now and I would ensure the producers that the environment is favorable,” said Choudhury before sighing off. 

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