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Mumbai to get Bollywood Kingdom

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Mumbai to get Bollywood Kingdom - India's first museum on Hindi cinema!

 

Source: Sawf News 

Date: May 22, 2007 

 

The museum will offer visitors Hollywood-style walk-throughs, a hall of fame where classics from earlier ages can be seen, theme lounges and cafes, film sets from film makers, Bollywood rides and tours, 3D virtual gaming booths and so on. Shailendra Singh, joint M.D. of Percent Holdings has announced that Mumbai will be the first site for a series of Hindi cinema's museums called Bollywood Kingdom. The museum will offer visitors Hollywood-style walk-throughs, a hall of fame where classics from earlier ages can be seen, theme lounges and cafes, film sets from film makers, Bollywood rides and tours, 3D virtual gaming booths and so on. The Film City area in Mumbai is being checked out for this huge Rs.410 crore project that will occupy 90,000 sq. feet, says Times of India. 

 

Work has already started. The Walk of Fame, reportedly, will be more interactive than its US version Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. So if a fan puts his hand on Shah Rukh Khan's imprint, it will say, "Aapne meri dukhti rag pe haath rakh diya!" The venue will hold music launches, trailer premieres and gig fare. Fans can also make DVDs of song shoots to take home. The cafes will sell dishes named after stars like Hrithik Roshan and Rani Mukherjee! 

 

Figures of stars will be an added attraction and items of merchandise will be sold. These items will be sold at outlets and airport shops. If successful, there will be a Bollywood Theme Park, which will offer experiences from movies like Don, Krrish and Mughal-e-Azam. Talking to the TOI, Singh said that India entertainment industry has grown hugely to around Rs.222 billion and accounts for over 40 percent of the total revenue of the Indian film industry. Mumbai, the home of Bollywood, has nothing to offer visitors in this context." This is the segment that Bollywood Kingdom will target. Tickets may be priced at Rs.200-300 per person with coupons for live events on weekends. "It will not be elite at all," says Singh, "Everyone can have the Bollywood experience."