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Bill on cards to prune permissions for film shoots

Shooting films across various locations in the country is set be hassle-free, with the government likely to introduce a Bill in Parliament to "drastically prune" the host of permissions required.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 16, 2016 5:53 PM
Union Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Bill "could be brought about either in the forthcoming Winter session or else latest by the Budget session of Parliament," a release issued by the PHD Chamber of Commerce said.(PTI) Union Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Bill “could be brought about either in the forthcoming Winter session or else latest by the Budget session of Parliament,” a release issued by the PHD Chamber of Commerce said.(PTI)

Shooting films across various locations in the country is set be hassle-free, with the government likely to introduce a Bill in Parliament to “drastically prune” the host of permissions required.

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Bill “could be brought about either in the forthcoming Winter session or else latest by the Budget session of Parliament,” a release issued by the PHD Chamber of Commerce said.

Naqvi said the government was conscious of the fact that producers and film makers are subjected to obtaining a range of clearances from the Centre as well as states before being permitted to shoot at a particular location in the country.

“This delays their schedule of timely deliveries of their production as well subjects them to lot of inconveniences. Therefore, the government is going to take corrective measures to sort out this problem through a proper legislation,” Naqvi said.

The remarks of the minister came after filmmakers Prakash Jha and Madhur Bhandarkar urged the government to drastically reduce the list of permissions for film shooting.

Currently, filmmakers are required to take close to 35 clearances from various agencies for shooting a film.

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