Films can eliminate terrorism, radicalism: Naqvi
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that films can play an important role in “exposing and eliminating” the menace of terrorism and radicalism.
Addressing a "Global Film Tourism Conclave", organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mumbai, Naqvi said that Indian film industry has been playing an important role in eliminating various social ills, creating an atmosphere against various social problems and also towards bringing social reforms.
Naqvi said that Indian films have succeeded in delivering effective messages social, cultural and reformist issues.
Naqvi said that various locations of India have a special place for film shooting by film makers around the world. India is geographically, socially and culturally a rich and beautiful country. In India, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat to northeast states, beautiful locations attract not only domestic but also foreign film makers to shoot their movies at these places.
Naqvi said that the Central Government and various State Governments encourage film makers of the country and the world to make film in their areas. We should provide information to the entire world about these promotional programmes.
Naqvi said that India is full of all facilities, possibilities and resources to become the world's "Film Tourism Hub". Naqvi said that organizations such as PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry can play an important role in encouraging these possibilities.
Naqvi said that India is one of the few countries in the world where the film sector has an industry status.
The state Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal who too was present at the conclave said that the aim of the Global Film Tourism Conclave'- is to encourage tourism through the film industry. Film industry has a very good potential in promoting a destination through films. The Indian culture is depicted very well through Indian movies, and are faring well on national and international platform. Marathi movies like Shwaas, Bal Gandharv, and Sairaat have left a mark on the international platform. He further added that Ministry of Tourism of Maharashtra has started- One stop pass which is one single window to apply for all possible permissions needed to shoot the film at different locations. The Ministry is fastracking this process and easing it. They have also started Paryatan Parv.
This "Global Film Tourism Conclave" was also attended by film directors, producers, distributors, writers and other film personalities of India and many other countries.