Goa (By our correspondent): Union Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Ministry Amit Khare today inaugurated the pavilion of the Jharkhand Tourism at the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India here. Speaking on the occasion he said that IFFI has started associating state as the Focus State this year, the purpose of this is to bring into focus, small and unexploded states.
“They to have huge potential given a chance and a platform, they to will catch up with bigger states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu
etc. Associating Jharkhand will give a major boost to Jharkhand film and Tourism Industry, the progressive film policy along with attractive shooting locales will rope in big filmmakers and will help in creating more jobs and will provide a platform for local artists, filmmakers and technicians,” he said at the function.
Jharkhand has been selected as the State of Focus for 49thIFFI 2018 and Jharkhand Day will be celebrated on 24th November 2018 as part of the festival. Movies being shown at the event include Death in the Gunj, Ranchi Diaries, Begum Jaan with others. Jharkhand has produced the biggest stars from its region that include Cricketer MS Dhoni, Actress Priyanka Chopra, Archer Deepika Kumari, Actor R. Madhavan, and Director Imtiyaz Ali. With the coming of Film Policy, many movies have been locally produced in Jharkhand in recent times, in local languages – Santhali, Nagpuri, Khortha, Mundari, Bho etc.
Some of these include films like Rofa, Arjun, Murgaon, Murdes, Mahua, etc. The film policy is giving a stimulus to local languages and local filmmakers also. Those who were also present on the occasion included Nidhi Khare, IAS, Chaitanya Prasad,Director, DFF,Santhil, OSD, DFF and Baidhyanath Sharma Pankaj, Deputy Director Jharkhand Tourism including Sayed Rashid and Sunita Dhan Assistant Directors IPRD.