News|March 23, 2010 12:31 am

Bollywood will be Soon Part of Mumbai Tourism Project

Soon Bollywood Film Industry will be tourist place for visitors who travel Mumbai. The Maharashtra Government has announced a plan to include Bollywood in its tourism project. The project known as Mumbai Film Tourism will be either set up at Gorai in north Mumbai or Film City at Goregaon, where most of the production work and shoots are done.

However, Gorai is likely to be preferred choice as the government has declared the place as a tourism zone. Being close to the coast, Gorai also has the potential to attract tourists.

Vijaykumar Gavit, the State tourism minister stated that if the project is implemented at Gorai, tourists from south Mumbai can visit Gorai through the sea route, where tourists will be shown the finer points of film making. Other interesting features of Bollywood will also be incorporated in the project in near future.

The project also includes plans to set up a museum on Bollywood. The museum will have a section on costumes, weapons and jewellery used in famous movies. The technology and equipment used in the making of movies may also find a place in the museum.  Besides, the museum will also have a gallery of photographs of famous Bollywood personalities. Another section will exhibit old cinema tickets and film posters.