Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Thursday, laid the foundation stone for the re-development of Kalinga Studio with all the state-of-the-art infrastructure.
The project once completed, will give a massive boost to the entertainment industry, the Chief Minister said.
The re-development of the Kalinga Studio will be done at a cost of Rs 200cr.
The project master plan has been designed by consulting firm Grant Thornton Bharat LLP and will be executed by IDCO. The construction and landscaping of the core support area is expected to be completed by December 2022.
It is expected to provide direct employment for around 2,000 in film, media, and entertainment sector. The project is expected to provide indirect and induced employment generation of more than 10,000.
The studio will be re-developed spreading into three different zones modern infrastructure that includes multi sized indoor shooting halls, make believe shooting locales, theme based parks, post-production facilities such as dubbing and mixing studio, animation work station, editing suite, DI (Digital Intermediate) Studio, preview theatre, directors’ room, space for brainstorming, script narration, casting, recording lab, radio and media houses and many other facilities. Along with film production, the studio proposes to contain comprehensive fun, entertainment, and a leisure hub.
Established in 1980, the Studio had a significant role in changing the face of Odia cinema.
During that period, the Studio was the only Film Studio with all best equipment in Eastern Region of the country.