Naveen Lays Stone Of Rs 200-Cr Re-Development Project Of Kalinga Studio In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik on Thursday laid the foundation stone for re-development of Kalinga Studio in the city with state-of-the-art infrastructure.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said with the completion of this project, the entertainment industry will receive a massive boost promoting art, culture and heritage along with cinema.

The government has sanctioned Rs 200 crore for the project. The project concept and master plan has been designed by an international consulting firm Grant Thornton Bharat LLP.

The project work will be executed by IDCO and it is expected that the core support area will be completed by December 2022. It envisages direct employment for around 2,000 in film, media, and entertainment sector along with indirect and induced employment generation of more than 10,000.

The studio will be re-developed spreading into three different zones with modern infrastructure that includes multi-sized indoor shooting halls, make-believe shooting locales, theme-based parks, post-production facilities, animation work station, editing suite, DI (Digital Intermediate) studio, preview theatre, directors’ room, space for brainstorming, script narration, casting, recording lab, radio and media houses and many other facilities.

Along with film production, the studio proposes to contain comprehensive fun, entertainment, and a leisure hub.

The infrastructure includes live performance stage, adventure parks, kids play area, water games, castle view, snow world, iconic points etc along with boarding and lodging facilities for the film crew, and space for social and cultural gatherings.

Among others, Industries Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra, OFDC Chairman Satybrata Tripathy, chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra , Industries Principal Secretary Hemant Sharma, IDCO CMD Sanjay Singh and IPICOL MD NB Jawale were present among others.

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