Actor Akshay Kumar has met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is in Mumbai, and discussed his upcoming film ‘Ram Setu‘.
The actor met the Chief Minister for dinner at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai on Tuesday night, according to a government spokesman.
Yogi Adityanath, who will be meeting a galaxy of film personalities in Mumbai on Wednesday, appreciated Akshay Kumar’s efforts in making films with a social message.
Akshay Kumar also lauded the steps being taken by the Yogi Adityanath government to promote film making in Uttar Pradesh. He told the Chief Minister that he had shot a number of films in the state.
Yogi Adityanath also told the actor about the proposal to set up a film city in Uttar Pradesh.
In September, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had unveiled an ambitious plan to set up a film city in Noida and rolled out an open offer to the film fraternity to come to the state for filmmaking.
Filmmakers including Subhash Ghai, Boney Kapoor, Rajkumar Santoshi, Sudhir Mishra, Ramesh Sippy, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Madhur Bhandarkar, Umesh Shukla, T-Series head Bhushan Kumar, Jayantilal Gada of Pen Studios and producer Siddharth Roy Kapur are part of the delegation invited for the meeting.
Meanwhile, Ram Setu will be directed by Abhishek Sharma, whose new comedy, Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, became the first Bollywood release this weekend since the lockdown.