Filmmaker Boney Kapoor lands tender for India's Yeida Film City development

Indian film producer Boney Kapoor's Bayview Projects LLP and Bhutani Group will jointly develop the international film city

By Gabriella Geisinger 2 Feb 2024

Filmmaker Boney Kapoor lands tender for India's Yeida Film City development
Render of Yeida Film City; Cr: Yeida

Development of Yeida Film City in India has taken a significant step forward.

Filmmaker Boney Kapoor's Bayview Projects LLP and Bhutani Group have won the tender to develop India's upcoming Yeida Film City, near Noida international airport at Jewar.

In a statement on X (formerly Twitter) Kapoor wrote: "We shall live up to the vision of Hon’ble CM @myogiadityanath [Yogi Adityanath, Utter Pradesh's Chief Minister] and make this Studio an International hub for film shoots for film makers from all across the world. The studio shall have facilities for not just filming but post production too. A Producer should be able to walk in with the script into the studio and leave with the final film. "

Kapoor is best known for producing Hindi movies, alongside films in the Tamil language including 2009's Bollywood hit Wanted and 2023's Tamil-language action heist Thunivu.

Parmesh Construction Company and Noida Cyberpark have joined as consortium members. The film city is the result of a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Uttar Pradesh government.

According to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority, the film city will provide an integrated media infrastructure for the entire value chain spread over 1,000 acres. Proximity to the airport is cited as a key factor towards successful development, with PoD Taxi service connecting the film city to the airport.

Per the detailed project report, phase one of development encompasses 230 acres of the 1,000 acre site. Three remaining phases will be developed at a later stage. A detailed feasibility report prepared by CBRE South Asia was previously approved by the government.

There are four major film cities in India: Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, Film City in Mumbai, Innovative Film City in Bengaluru, and MGR Film City in Chennai.

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