To pan Bollywood’s focus back to valley where shooting is already underway, J-K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed along with his deputy is flying to Mumbai to spend Thursday evening with who’s who of Bollywood.
As per the official sources, Mufti during the high-profile dinner meet at Hotel Taj will extend an invitation to the Bollywood for putting Kashmir’s scenic sites on its shooting plans.
“During his interaction with the Bollywood producers and directors, the chief minister will apprise them about improved security scenario in the state,” official sources said, adding the state govt will offer best possible facilities to the producers.
Notably, the meeting aimed at wooing Bollywood is taking place at that time when Bollywood star like Salman Khan along with the crew and cast of his new flick Bajrangi Baijaan is already camped in valley. Besides, stars like Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan too visited valley in recent times to shoot their films.
Official sources said Mufti may also extend a formal invitation to the Bollywood celebrities to J-K for doing their own assessment of the situation.
“The State Government is hopeful that rediscovering Kashmir by the Bollywood for their films and attracting more tourists to J&K would contribute towards restoration of peace as well as economic activities in the State,” official sources said.
Besides Mufti and his deputy are also meeting Mumbai and Pune tourist operators in an attempt to boost state’s tourism.
Meanwhile official spokesman said Mufti will also visit Ahmedabad on May 2 and New Delhi on May 3 where he will hold discussions with tour and travel operators to increase footfall of tourists into the state.