Vizag, Aug 22: Film star turned politician Nandamuri Balakrishna has been planning to build a huge film studio for a long time. Now that the Andhra Pradesh government is allotting hundreds of acres of land to Tollywood filmmakers for setting up of new studios, Balayya's studio is back in news once again.
It is well known that Tollywood personalities like Krishna, ANR and Rama Naidu set up film studios in Hyderabad after the film industry was shifted from Madras. Now, seasoned actor Nandamuri Balakrishna, who turned producer for his father's biopic, is working on establishing a film studio in Vizag very soon.
Ever since the beginning, Balayya has been planning to set up an International standard film studio in Vizag. The studio will be one of its kind and will provide the necessary infrastructure in terms of production and post-production. Apart from Balayya, several reputed film producers and studio owners are also planning to establish their properties on the Vizag beach road.
The government of Andhra Pradesh has invited Tollywood to set up film studios in and around Vizag and also promised to provide tens of acres for this purpose. It is learnt that Balakrishna is in plans to have one studio in Vizag and has already got the in principle nod from the government. 'AVM' is also planning to establish a studio in Vizag.
Reports suggest that the foundation stone for Balakrishna's studio will soon be laid by Ap Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.