HP CM meets Big B in Manali

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said his government is actively working on various proposals to set up a film city in the hill state.

Thakur made the statement in Manali near here after meeting Amitabh Bachchan the picturesque town, an official statement said.

The legendry actor is currently visiting Manali for the shooting of a film ‘Brahamastra’, co-starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.

The chief minister met Bachchan in Manali circuit house for over half an hour during which he is believed to have discussed the prospect of developing a film city in the state.

The natural grandeur of Himachal Pradesh was attracting film-makers and the state was receiving various proposals for setting up the film city, Thakur, accompanied by his wife Sadhna Thakur, told after meeting Big B.

The state government would provide all possible assistance to facilitate the film industry in the state, said the chief minister, adding there are several beautiful and ideal locations in the state for shooting films.