Jagdish Patil, managing director, MTDC, said, “Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries in the world. People come from remote parts of India just to get a glimpse of their favourite film stars camp outside their homes and even wait for several days. With our new offering, we will take tourists only around the residences of the stars but also on film and TV show’s sets. They can see live shooting and if lucky, spot the film stars on the sets.”
Laxmikant Deshmukh, managing director of Film City (Goregaon), Sumeet Malik joint secretary of MTDC & Filmcity was also present during the announcement. MTDC had floated EOI (Expression of Interest) for Bollywood Tourism inviting travel agents or proprietary firms to take up the operations and design packages for economical low-end package, medium-end package and high-end package. Bollywood Tourism is a joint venture of MTDC and Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari (Filmcity-Goregaon).
Bollywood tourism includes three different packages - from economy to high-end. The economy package called the 'Hit' package comprises a three-hour guided tour in the Filmcity, where the tourists can explore some interesting and unknown facts of Bollywood. The medium and high end package called 'Super Hit' and the 'Blockbuster' package, respectively, would include visit to Bollywood Gully, Bollywood Museum, Bollywood Costume gallery, Bollywood Cafe and a lot more.