Yogi government to review film policy adopted by previous regime
Lucknow: The Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh which has ordered probe into some of the old schemes has decided to review the film policy adopted during the Samajwadi Party rule which ended in March last.
Under the new policy, a subsidy of Rs two crores was provided to a film- maker who had done 75 per cent of shooting for the film in this state.
The amount is not much for a big-budget films but for a small budget film it mattered a good deal. Several film-makers were attracted to the state due to this incentive.
The films which qualified for this assistance included LLB-2. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Bahan Hogi Teri.
The previous government had also provided a single-window system for clearance of applications for permission for shooting and other film-related works.
The policy had become popular so much so that it fetched a national award. U P was given the best film promotion state award at the 64th annual function held recently.
In view of the review order several applications have been kept pending. A government spokesman,
however, assured that the review will be completed soon and a modified policy, if needed, will be announced without much delay.