On Tuesday, actor Akshay Kumar met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Mumbai's Trident hotel. A picture of the actor, deep in conversation with the UP CM, is making the rounds on social media.
The reason behind Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit to Mumbai
According to the release issued by the UP's Information and Public Relations Department, the Chief Minister spoke at length to the 'Kesari' actor about the innumerable possibilities for film shoots in Uttar Pradesh.
Yogi Adityanath was quoted as saying in the release. "Under our state's Film Policy 2018, we are encouraging more activities related to films and their production. Local residents and actors also benefit from this as it would give them an opportunity to showcase their talent and have secure employment. We are ensuring that producers and filmmakers shooting in Uttar Pradesh are provided with all amenities and support."
The UP Chief Minister also heaped praises for Kumar's work in the film 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' and inspiring people through the social message in the film.
While thanking the UP CM for his support and endorsement of film shoots in Uttar Pradesh, the Bollywood actor also expressed his happiness over Adityanath's decision to build a "film city" in the state.
After a delightful conversation with Akshay Kumar Yogi Adityanath tweeted:
Yogi Adityanath's post read as," Met Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar today in Mumbai. We had a meaningful discussion about various aspects of the film world. His understanding, dedication and constructivism towards his work are inspiring for the youth."(sic)
When did the CM arrive in Mumbai?
The Chief Minister reached the Maximum City around 7.30 pm. From the airport, he headed straight to the Oberoi Hotel, where he had a dinner meeting with Akshay Kumar.
Yogi Adityanath's schedule for Wednesday
The CM will be meeting bankers and film personalities at the Oberoi Hotel starting from 10.30 am till 3 pm. He's expected to address the press post that.
According to the reports in PTI, "The Bollywood personalities who will come-a-calling include et al."
The UP CM will meet and greet big men to the likes of N Chandrasekaran of Tata Sons, SN Subramaniam of Larsen & Toubro, Sukaran Singh of Tata Advanced Systems, Ashish Rajvansh of Adani Defence, Rajat Gupta of Ashok Leyland Grop, Harshvardhan of Tata Defence Technology, Niranjan Hiranandani of Hiranandani Group, Baba Kalyani of Bharat Force, Suprakash Chaudhary of Simmons, Vikas Jain of Capital Services, Sanjay Nair of KKR Ltd, Jaspal Bindra Centrum Capital Ltd, TS Darbari of Texmaco Defence Systems, among others.
Along with prominent industrialists, Adityanath will attend the listing of Rs 200 crore Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) bond at Bombay Stock Exchange, making Lucknow the ninth city in India to have raised municipal bonds and the first city to issue such a bond after the launch of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Scheme.
For the unversed, CM had expressed intentions to set up the country's 'biggest' film city in Noida.
In September, the CM had expressed intentions to set up the country's 'biggest' film city in the Gautam Buddha Nagar district, including the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida.
"The CM, while addressing a review meeting, announced to set up the biggest and most beautiful film city of the country in Gautam Buddha Nagar. He instructed officials to search for suitable land in or around Noida, Greater Noida or Yamuna Expressway and prepare an action plan," an official statement said.
When is UP CM Yogi Adityanath's leaving for Lucknow
He will leave Mumbai for Lucknow on Wednesday (December 2) evening.