Lucknow/Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar met UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Tuesday night at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai over dinner and discussed his upcoming movie "Ram Setu".
The Chief Minister, who will be meeting a galaxy of film personalities in Mumbai on Wednesday, appreciated Akshay's efforts in making films with a social message.
The actor also lauded the steps being taken by the Yogi Adityanath government to promote film making in Uttar Pradesh. He told the Chief Minister that he had shot a number of films in the state.
Adityanath also told the actor about the proposal to set up a film city in Uttar Pradesh.
In September, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had unveiled an ambitious plan to set up a film city in Noida and rolled out an open offer to the film fraternity to come to the state for filmmaking.
Filmmakers including Subhash Ghai, Boney Kapoor, Rajkumar Santoshi, Sudhir Mishra, Ramesh Sippy, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Madhur Bhandarkar, Umesh Shukla, T-Series head Bhushan Kumar, Jayantilal Gada of Pen Studios and producer Siddharth Roy Kapur are part of the delegation invited for the meeting.
IANS report with edits