Film Shooting Facilitation
Delhi, the capital of world’s largest democracy, is a city that bridges two contrasting worlds. While Old Delhi is a labyrinth of mysterious narrow lanes, haveli’s and majestic mosques, the imperial city of New Delhi is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has successfully hosted several mega-events, including the Commonwealth Games, in the recent past. The city has proved its potential in terms of security, transport, accommodation and management.
Cinema is undoubtedly a powerful tool for the development of a nation. Its impact is immense and it plays an important role in economic expansion. Delhi has been a part of Films for a longtime now. Its scenic beauty, picturesque locations and historical monuments form interesting backdrop for movies. Delhi also embodies the stark, almost abstract, contrast of India: A World Class Metro System, Chaos of Old Delhi and Colonial Serenity of Lutyen’s Delhi.
Today Delhi has emerged as bollywood’s favourite shooting destination, over-shadowing the over-exposed Mumbai. Several known filmmakers have either been shooting for their projects or are scouting for locations in Delhi, as the city offers myriad choices at a cheaper cost. Just around 7-8 years back, only one or two films were being shot in Delhi every year, but ever since the support system has improved, the numbers have gone up to over 30 films. With the availability of new talent, lower production cost, international connectivity, metro and better infrastructure, Delhi has so much to offer.
To further promote Delhi as a film-shooting destination in the National and International Market, Delhi Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has taken various steps to facilitate the shooting of movies in the city.
We are in the process of introducing “Single Window Clearance” for film-making facility so that the legal formalities to shoot in the city can be performed by visiting only one Government Office. Several steps are being taken to introduce a smooth system for granting permission to Film Producer, to provide them consolidated information on instructions/ guidelines issued by various Departments of Delhi and Ministries of the Government, and to make film shooting a hassle-free experience.
The next time you plan to scout for locations; do pay a visit to Delhi.
For any further information please contact Mr. Sudhir Sobti, Chief Manager (PR& Publicity/ FSFC), Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation Ltd. on his Mobile Phone 98104-22633 or mail him at sudhirdelhitourism[at]gmail.com. Also visit us on www.delhitourism.gov.in & www.facebook.com/delhitourism.
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