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India woos foreign film-makers with faster approvals

Published on Jan 15, 2014 9:01 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India has simplified rules for foreign moviemakers wanting to film in the country and is promising speedy approval of projects, after frustrating redtape and delays were blamed for crews shooting elsewhere.

The ministry of information and broadcasting said it was “inviting” foreign film-makers to make their movies in India – “a country with locations of untold beauty”.

“We have simplified the procedure for shooting of films by foreigners in India,” the ministry of information and broadcasting said on its website.

“Your permission to shoot should not take more than three weeks to process,” an undated notice on the website said on Wednesday.

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