PM Modi urges film industry to shoot movies in J&K, Ladakh, says it will boost employment

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addresses the nation for the first time after the revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.

PM Modi urges film industry to shoot movies in J&K, Ladakh

Addressing the nation, Modi outlined plans for peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir.

PM Modi urges film industry to shoot movies in J&K, Ladakh

He said Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh have the potential to be the biggest tourist hubs of the world and urged the film industries to come and invest in the union territories. “Once the normalcy in Kashmir is restored. I am confident that in future even international films will be shot there,” he said.

Modi also urged the Indian cinema industry to look at creating entertainment infrastructure and opening new theatres. He noted that “this will also increase the employment opportunities for the local people.”

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 “I urge the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu film industries to give priority to Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh for the shooting of films,” he added.

Filming in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh is only one way of restoring normalcy, he said and assured the local people that their problems will gradually go away.