Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai has said that the long pending work on the film city in Mysuru is all set to begin this year itself.
The Chief Minister was speaking during the Karnataka State Film Awards function for the year 2017 which was held on Sunday to mark the 94th Birth Anniversary of Dr Rajkumar.
The construction of a film city for the film industry has been in talks for many decades. A few years back the then Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had granted land for the film city in Mysore. Recently, during the inauguration of the Bangalore International Film Festival, Basavaraj Bommai had said that the works for the film city will start soon. Now during the State Awards event, the Chief Minister has announced that the work will begin this year.
‘The Government will start the film city project works this year and the process has already been started. We have already announced the ‘Karnataka Ratna’ award for Puneeth Rajkumar, which will be given away soon’ said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister there is a need for a scientific study to understand the acting of Dr Rajkumar. ‘Every film of his was unique in itself. He left a deep impact by playing diversified roles. There is a need for a scientific study to understand how it was possible for him. In spite of achieving so much, the actor retained innocence till his last breath’ added Bommai.