Nothing wrong with film shooting rules in Jharkhand,claims Das Govt.

By Abha Manakatala - Fri Sep 11, 3:33 pm

Representational Picture shows the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Morahabadi Maidan in Ranchi.

Representational Picture shows the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Morahabadi Maidan in Ranchi.

Reacting to former Chief Minister and BJP leader Arjun Munda’s criticism against the film shooting rules in Jharkhand,the state government led by BJP leader and Chief Minister Raghubar Das today defended these shooting rules and said that no objectionable law was formulated against the film industry.

Munda had on Thursday written a letter to the CM stating that the rules were prepared in haste without ‘taking the ground reality into consideration.’

Munda’s letter pointed out that a minimum fee of Rs 50 lakh was fixed for shooting for a period of one week in the State while an additional Rs 10 lakh was to be charged per day if the shooting was extended beyond a week.”This is bound to affect the local film makers who made low cost films”,opined Munda.

Today,the state government said that no rate was fixed for shooting.”Whatever the fee had to be paid by the film maker for shooting will be decided on the basis of its progress,place of shooting and services provided to the film maker”,said the press release issued by the state government.

“In addition,in view of the possibility of damage occurring during the shooting,a provision to get security deposit was introduced”,said the press release adding that under the Jharkhand Film Shooting Regulation -2015,all kinds of approvals were to be provided to the film maker under the ‘single window system.’

This fees were to be collected for maintenance of the State’s religious-archeological sites,forest,wild animals and security of the film makers during the shooting.

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