Producer Umapathy Srinivas to come up with a mini film city in Bengaluru
The producer, who is already working on the project, says it will have a modern ambience and will be eco-friendly
A mini film city is all set to become a reality in Bengaluru. This initiative comes courtesy producer Umapathy Srinivas, who has bankrolled films like Hebbuli, Robbert, and Madagaja.
“With not many facilities available here for shooting, every filmmaker from Karnataka has no choice but to travel to Ramoji Film City. We have to hire 50 per cent of the crew over there. This way, the Karnataka government loses out on the revenue coming from our films. Moreover, it becomes very stressful to travel and shoot in Hyderabad. Keeping all these factors in mind, I have decided to come up with his mini-film city right here in Bengaluru,” says Umapathy.
By coming up with a one-stop film studio to meet all the requirements of filmmakers, Umapathy also looks forward to reality shows and teleserials being shot there.
The producer, who is already working on the project, says it will have a modern ambience and will be eco-friendly. “I will be coming up with one of South India’s biggest shooting floors, with street setup, villages, railways stations, hospitals, and bungalows. I aim to have all the necessities, enabling a filmmaker to shoot the entire project at this location,” says Umapathy, adding that the plan of coming up with a film city was on his mind over the last few years.
The mini film city is expected to come up on Kanakapura Road and will be built on 16 acres. “The film city, which is currently an ongoing project, will be located just 25 km from Vidhana Soudha, and a 30-45-minute drive from south Bengaluru,” says Umapathy, adding, “As a producer, I wanted to do something closely related to the entertainment sector, and I felt that this one-stop film studio for filmmakers is the best project to come up with.”