12 June 2017
Mysuru, which is the hub for film shoots, is all set to get Film City soon. The facility, which was announced by chief minister Siddaramaiah in the last state budget, will come up on 110acre at Himmavu village. The process of handing over the land to the department of tourism has completed.Film City has been the long-standing demand of Sandalwood filmmakers.
Mysuru has contributed immensely to the growth of Kannada film industry for many decades now. Hollywood movie 'Blue Stone' and Bollywood movie 'Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje' (directed by V Shantharam) have been shot in Mysuru.S V Rajendra Singh Babu, Sandalwood director and chairman of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy, hails from Mysuru. Babu said that a global tender will be called to build Film City on a public-private partnership model.