The state-owned Kanteerava studio in the heart of the city is proposed to be developed on the lines of Ramoji Rao Film City in Hyderabad.
Speaking to the media after visiting the Rajkumar and Ambareesh Memorials on Sunday, PS Harsha, Commissioner of the Information and Public Relations Department, said the studio should be developed in a manner to attract more and more film and teleserial makers, which would also bring in more revenue for the government.
Discussions are on with the family of Dr Rajkumar on developing his Memorial as a tourist destination. Harsha said the CM had announced a grant of Rs 5 crore for the development of the Ambareesh Memorial.
Joint Directors of the Information and Public Relations Department, AR Prakash and DP Muralidhar, Managing Director of Kanteerava Studio Mamata, and KN Vijayananda were among those present.
After a visit to the Karnataka State Liquor Control Board, the Commissioner said awareness programmes on the harmful effects of alcohol and other intoxicants should be held frequently. The Secretary, Karnataka State Liquor Control Board, S Sankarappa, was present.