UP government’s facilities luring filmmakers: Akshay

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“Jolly LLB 2” which starred Arshad Warsi was set in western Uttar Pradesh.

The new film policy of the Uttar Pradesh government to provide more facilities to shoot films  was drawing filmmakers to the state, said Rustom star Akshay Kumar praising the welcoming attitude of the government.

When he was shooting for “Jolly LLB” the actor said he had a first hand look at the cooperation extended by the state government.

Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary (Information), who is also the chairman of the Film Bandhu, said that the state had prepared a new film policy on the directives of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The state, he added, has scenic locales for film shoots, including places of historical, religious and natural significance.

“Jolly LLB 2” is sequel to an earlier film which starred Arshad Warsi and was set in western Uttar Pradesh. In addition to Akshay, the film has Huma Qureshi in the lead role and Annu Kapoor.

The film is being produced by Fox Star Studios Private Ltd and is being directed by Subhash Kapoor. After the shooting in Lucknow, it will be shot in Varanasi. – CINEWS

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