Srinagar, July 02: The Jammu and Kashmir tourism department on Saturday urged filmmakers around the world to shoot films in beautiful locations in the union territory.
According to an official, this was said by Special Secretary of J&K Tourism Department Amarjeet Singh during the 5th Global Film Tourism Conclave (GFTC) held in Mumbai.
Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abas Naqvi was the guest of honor on the occasion.
Singh made a detailed presentation regarding various locations and facilities as well as film production incentives at J&K.
During the panel discussion, the Special Secretary for Tourism urged filmmakers to come and shoot at J&K and explore the pristine beauty of Jammu and Kashmir.
“J&K has a one-stop system for issuing permissions for filming movies, songs, documentaries, web series, TV series, etc.”
Quoting a tour guide, Shakeel Ahmed, who lost his life a few days ago trying to save a tourist, the Special Secretary spoke of the hospitality and level of commitment of service providers associated with the tourism sector in J&K and asked the production houses to give Jammu and Kashmir the opportunity to host them.
Ambassadors from Panama, the Republic of Cuba, Poland and Spain’s tourism director also presented their views on their countries’ film production facilities, the official said.
He added that Indian Government Tourism Secretary Arvind Singh; film industry dignitaries like Randhir Kapoor, Manoj Joshi, Anees Bhazmee, Rahul Rawail, Nandita Puri among others were also present.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi along with other dignitaries visited the booth of J&K Tourism represented by Ghulam Jeelani Zargar, CEO of Gulmarg Development Authority, the official added.
The official added that during the conclave, visiting J&K officers interacted with the media and highlighted J&K’s potential for filming movies, soap operas, short films, web series, songs and more.