‘Efforts underway to bring Bollywood back, remove negative perception’

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SRINAGAR: Director Tourism Kashmir, Tasaduq Jeelani on Tuesday said that serious efforts were underway to bring back Bollywood to the Valley for filming and other related activities.
Jeelani was interacting with media fraternity while taking a location detour of various places of the Srinagar city, especially Dal and Nigeen Lake along with famous Bollywood star and director Manoj Bajpayee, who is in the valley for shooting a family soap ‘Family Man’, an official handout read.
Jeelani further said that the state has been much sought-after filming destination during the 60s, 70s and 80s of the twentieth century wherein several Bollywood blockbusters were extensively shot in the valley. He said, “The government is taking serious initiatives to revive the connection so that serious filming is done here wherein the local artists and people connected with this trade would also get benefitted.”
The director further said that by coming to the valley to complete their film projects, the Bollywood would also contribute its bit in removing the negative perception. He said “he Valley is safe for tourists as well as filming and other adventure and recreational activities”, the handout added.