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India banks on Film Tourism

Posted on Nov 30, 06:14PM | IBNS

The Indian government is seeing 'Film Tourism' as an important tourism product, said Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi on Friday.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, the minister said: "The Ministry of Tourism has identified 'Film Tourism' as a Niche Tourism product and requested the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations to recognize the potential of Film Tourism and constitute special bodies/cells to facilitate filming in the States/Union Territories."

"However, no specific spots have been identified in the country by the Ministry of Tourism to attract foreign film makers to shoot their films on such locations," he said.