Minister of State for
Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that the
new category of visa to foreign film makers was a step taken by the
government of India to ease issues related to their entry into the
country. Both the Film Visa and the Film Facilitation Office (FFO)have
been aimed to promote India as an attractive filming destination to the
world. The Minister stated this while meeting the Russian Delegation led
by Mr. Alexey Volin, Vice Minister of Telecom and Mass Communication of
the Russian Federation here today.
During the discussions
Col. Rathore apprised the delegation about the National Centre of
Excellence for Animations, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) to
be set up in Mumbai by the Ministry. Both the Ministers agreed to
explore the possible collaboration between the two countries in the
field of animations, graphics and visual content.