Maharashtra chief minister woos entertainment industry

Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has invited the entertainment industry to come up with suggestions to help develop Maharashtra as a bigger player in the entertainment industry. While speaking at the FICCI seminar in Mumbai yesterday, Deshmukh said he would like suggestions from captains of industry to take his state forward.

"This region should be developed as a satellite hub," he pointed out. "I see earth stations coming up to make this as a centre of activity for television."

He added that his government was going to come up with a package to allow for the setting up of cinema multiplexes in the state. "We are examining what the other states are doing on this front. Top of our minds is making the sector viable."

He added that his government was working on setting up a new training institute for film and television in the state.

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