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SL promoted as ‘ideal’ location for Bollywood movies

The Sri Lanka Consulate General in Mumbai recently arranged meetings for the Sri Lanka Film Tourism delegation with Indian film production houses to promote Sri Lanka as the best destination for film shooting.

The advantages the delegation promoted are the island’s geographical proximity to India, exotic and diverse locations, and lower production costs. Eleven leading film production houses representing Bollywood and the South Indian film industry had three separate discussions with the Sri Lanka delegation at the Consulate General and J.W. Marriot Hotel in Mumbai on February 21 and 23.

The Sri Lanka Consulate General in Mumbai arranged an exclusive discussion between Dharma Productions, the largest film production house in Mumbai and the Sri Lanka Film Tourism delegation, on February 23.

The Sri Lanka Film Tourism delegation comprising a representative from the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) and six film producers, including veteran film producer Chandran Rathnam, participated at the India International Film Tourism Conclave (IIFTC) 2019 in Mumbai from February 21–23.

Presenting an award at the IIFTC to a Malayalam film which was shot in Sri Lanka, Consul General Chamari Rodrigo invited Indian film producers to Sri Lanka for film shooting, as the island has been a popular film shooting location for a number of notable Hollywood movies since the 1950s. India, which has the world’s largest film industry, produces nearly 2,000 films annually. Fiji, Switzerland, Japan, the Czech Republic, Norway and Sweden are the popular film shooting destinations among Indian film production houses.


 

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