As part of an important initiative under the Invest Punjab and Business First policy, the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi today laid the foundation stone of a film city which would be constructed by the PFC world entertainment private Limited at village Mukaronpur on Fatehgarh Sahib - Mohali road. Lauding the initiative, the Chief Minister said that the film city would come up in 400 acres area.Terming the films as the most useful medium to give positive direction to the society, the Chief Minister emphasized the influence of quality films and songs which can inspire the youth to channelize their energy in a positive manner. He also said that no stone would be left unturned to give boost to the film industry in the State.In his address, the Deputy Chief Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that good songs and movies need encouragement and assured that the Punjab Government won't lag behind in this regard.
"Full cooperation would be extended to the film fraternity in carrying out their operations in the State in an uninterrupted way", said Randhawa.On the occasion, MLA Gurpreet Singh GP said that Bassi Pathana usually witnesses film shootings which result in job avenues ultimately leading to overall development of Bassi Pathana.The Executive Director of PFC World Entertainment Private Limited Iqbal Singh Cheema said that the film city would be equipped with the facilities such as Shooting Feller, Back Lot, Shooting Range, Themed and General Sets besides technicians and shooting spaces, film city residences, boarding, and allied services. He also mentioned that the film city would ensure availability of a robust infrastructural frameworks with regard to the proper conduct of film as well as the album shootings. All this would put Mohali, Chandigarh and other areas on the world map.Among others present on the occasion included the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Randeep Singh Nabha, Cabinet Minister Raj Kumar Verka, Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Rahul Tewari, Secretary Information and Public Relations Kamal Kishor Yadav, Special Secretary Information and Public Relations Department Dr. Senu Duggal, Deputy Commissioner Poonamdeep Kaur and other officers of various departments.