New Delhi: In a bid to promote Indian tourism and attract international directors by offering exotic shooting destinations in the country, the Central government announced to follow the footsteps of bollywood film ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ in this regard.

Speaking on the sidelines of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said “Like the film proved beneficial in promoting Spain tourism, we will also encourage international directors by offering attractive incentives to shoot in the India.”

He further held a meeting with leading film Directors here to discuss the scopes in this regard.

"We are preparing proposals to promote tourism worthy destinations by involving prominent filmmakers," Sahai said. 

Among the attractive proposals prepared by the Tourism Ministry to attract international filmmakers included streamlining of visa procedures, speedy customs clearance for import of filming equipment, ensuring easy accessibility to locations and eliminating obstacles and offering financial incentives to producers.

The Ministry also proposes to ensure a single window clearance for licences and no-objection certificates for film makers for shooting at locations including security arrangements.

It is worth mentioning that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh adopting similar views had set up a ministerial committee to develop the tourism sector of the country.

JPN/Bureau