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Amarinder to urge defence ministry to simplify clearances for

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Amarinder Singh today said he will urge the to simplify and expedite clearances required for shooting war based movies and biopics on war heroes.

Amarinder made this assurance to J P Dutta, when the latter had called on the chief minister, along with the team of his next movie, 'Paltan'.

The movie is based on the 1967 India-clashes at Nathu La (Sikkim), said an release here.

Dutta, who is currently shooting for the movie in Punjab, said film-makers were seriously constraint by the fact that multiple clearances were required while making defence-related movies.

This leads to major delays, often deterring film-makers from making such movies, said release quoting Dutta.

After hearing Dutta's concern, Amarinder said he would raise the issue with the

It was in the interest of the defence forces as such movies could help inspire youngsters to join the armed forces, Amarinder, an ex-Army official, said.

Dutta has given the film industry some of the best war dramas of all time, including the National Award winning "Border".

He was accompanied by actors Sonu Sood, Arjun Rampal, Sonal Chauhan, Monica Gill, Gautam, Nidhi Dutta, Gurmeet Choudhary, and

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 20:50 IST