IMPPA President Shri. T.P. Aggarwal, Senior Vice President IFTPC Vikas Mohan and President of IFTDA Ashoke Pandit represented the film and TV fraternity by writing a letter to Shri Laxmikant Deshmukh, MD, Maharashtra Film, Stage and Cultural Dev Corp in Filmcity, Mumbai. FMC General Secretary Naresh Mohnot and producers Bablu Pachisia and Rajan Shahi were also present. “In our endeavor to experience a conducive and hassle free shooting in and around the vicinity of Mumbai, a delegation of Film and TV fraternity were privileged to get an audience with Shri Rakesh Maria, Mumbai Police Commissioner on July 5, 2014 wherein, we also got an opportunity to express our concerns,” says Shri. T.P. Aggarwal. The Police Commissioner had given a patient hearing to the many challenges presently endured by the film and TV fraternity. In order to set the ball rolling that would undoubtedly help the industry at large, the Commissioner immediately volunteered to set up a Police chowki inside the arena of Film city. This positive step would be a major help to defuse any unwarranted situation instantly, since proximity of the distance from the chowki to the shoot location would not be a handicap. Film city has been a major and renowned hub that has facilitated hundreds of people attached to the Industry, over many decades, fulfilling their creative aspirations and enabling thousands of job opportunities. The fraternity has always
cherished being associated with Film city as many mega blockbusters and serials have churned out from the beautiful outdoors coupled with state-of-the-art indoor studios. To take this initiative forward of having a Police chowki set up, the three representatives have now earnestly requested Shri Laxmikanth Deshmukh to solicit, support and guide the a way for a pleasant working experience. He also confirmed that adding a Police chowki inside the Film city by mid-August will reassure comfort
levels from the safety and security perspective.