Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Bollywood celebrities to discuss his ambitious Noida Film City Project. The Chief Minister said under his government's film policy, if a web series is filmed in UP, it will be given 50 percent subsidy. Likewise, 25 percent subsidy is given for setting up studios and film labs.
CM Yogi at the event said, "We have picturesque locations in Tarai and the state’s contribution in the art sector is significant. We are developing international airports, four-lane highways and metro lines. We are hoping for your expertise so that UP can flourish in the entertainment industry. We are offering 50 percent subsidy for web series and 25 percent subsidy for studio laboratories.”
Now Congress spokesperson attacked Yogi and said that Bollywood will never go to UP, as the industry respects talent and does not show favoritism on the basis of religion and caste. Congress spokesperson Atul Londe said, “Yogi ji, you have visited Mumbai and Maharashtra many times, but getting investment from Mumbai will always raise a big question mark for you. The reason for this is that you do not have favorable industries environment in UP. You spread religiousness, there is polarization in the state and there is no law and order in Uttar Pradesh. In such a situation, how will business grow and how will industrialists come to Uttar Pradesh?"
Yogi Adityanath Bollywood meet was attended by the Boney Kapoor, Gorakhpur Lok Sabha MP and actor Ravi Kishen, Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Nirhua, playback singers Sonu Nigam, Kailash Kher, actor Suniel Shetty, filmmakers Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Madhur Bhandarkar and Rajkumar Santoshi, were among those who were present at the event.