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Shillong - A new Bollywood destination
Shillong, the pine city of the Northeast is being explored by Bollywood like never before. A musical film based on Shillong is being shot. The film is likely to be released by October
A - MAJOR, a film based on the rock music culture of Shillong is being filmed by Symbiosys Movies Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, in Meghalaya. The complete film is being shot in Shillong and its adjoining areas. The film is exploring the region to its best. It will put Shillong and Meghalaya in a Bollywood map.

The Director of the film Samir Khan in an exclusive interview said, "The film is exploring all possible ways to portray Shillong as the rock music capital of India and its rich natural beauty". He is confident that the film will boost the tourism industry in Meghalaya as it will show its scenic beauty to all the film lovers across the country”. He also said, "The film is all about passion and self respect, an internal journey which reciprocates the love and hate where music stands as catalyst".

The story of the film has been written by Rajorshre Das and Produced by Mayur Patil. The local talent from the region is being given an opportunity to associate in the movie in different production works. Journalist cum Film Maker Saidul Khan from Meghalaya is coordinating the film in association with Sangma Entertainment and Communication Pvt Ltd, Shillong. Most of the local artist and freshers are being used in the film. Renowned Bollwood Actor-Director, Tinu Anand, Ayub Khan, Bollywood actor and a popular TV star, Farida Dadi, TV artist are also acting in the movie. Sachin Gupta, who made his mark with his debut film as a music composer in Dil Kabaddi, and got into limelight with superhit song of Atif Aslam’s Doorie is playing one of the lead role in the movie.

He has composed the music for the film and has sung few songs himself. “Composing for me is not only about making melodies. My music is inspired by life’s realities,” says Gupta, who is also the lyricist for Ehsaan, a Bollywood film. Gupta’s tryst with Bollywood began when he made promotional tracks for the Jimmy Shergill- Kay Kay starrer Strangers, released last year, but he really plunged into films with the five-track album Dil Kabaddi. “The good thing about films is that it lets a musician put together a variety of sounds under one crown,” Gupta said.

He is a former member of Delhi’s fusion band Mrigya. At only 27 years of age, he is the in-house music producer for Tips Films and has already become a name to reckon with. Apart from having produced albums for artists such as Apache Indian and Alisha Chinoy, he sky-rocketed singer Atif Aslam's musical career by creating the runaway hit compilation Doorie. Termed by international media as the "Flying Finger Melodies", Sachin's tryst with music began at the age of 10 when his mother gifted him a guitar. Within six years of being introduced to the instrument, he went on to win the Best Asian Guitar Player.

"I have played a lot of shows world across but I have always wanted to go mainstream with films since there is so much space for experimentation that a composer can do which the masses are also supportive of. All of this broadens the creative parameters of a musician," feels Sachin.

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