Bollywood tours in Mumbai in November this year, courtesy MTDC

MUMBAI: Giving an opportunity to Bollywood enthusiasts to witness film shoots, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has decided to organise Bollywood tours in Mumbai in November this year.

MTDC will partner with Goregaon Film City in North Mumbai for a unique concept of Bollywood Tourism. The tours will last an hour each and will be conducted only on Saturdays and Sundays, it is understood.

The corporation is also in talks with film and television producers to get a celebrity to be a part of the tour that would give tourists the opportunity to interact with the celebrity or have the celebrity himself/herself conduct the tour.

"There is huge attraction for Bollywood and there is huge scope for tourism. At Goregaon Film City, shootings are simultaneously on at several sets, and people can watch and interact with Bollywood stars there," observed J K Banthia, chief secretary, Maharashtra. He added that the schedule of the tours and the shootings at Film City would be displayed on the MTDC website for people to book in advance.

It is said that the first tour is expected to take off in the first weekend of November this year. The pick-up points will be MTDC ‘s office at Prabhadevi, from where a bus will take people to Film City.

The Corporation is also in talks with Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) Undertaking to decide the fixed tour cost.

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