Mumbai: Subhash Ghai’s film school Whistling Woods International is in big trouble, as the high court has ordered the filmmaker to hand over the land on which the institute is constructed. But the Bollywood industry and the Film and Television Producers Guild of India have come up to provide ample support to Mr. Ghai’s film institute by urging the present Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan to favor Mr. Ghai in this matter.
Bombay High Court has issued the directive to Subhash Ghai to hand over the land (allotted to Whistling Woods International in Film City) on which WWI is constructed. The Guild, which is an independent non-profit film body comprising of the stakeholders from Bollywood industry, issued a letter saying that Ghai’s institute was the need of the hour to create the talents and polish them to make quality professionals for the entertainment industry. Thus the Guild asks for the favor to be provided to Mr. Ghai.
The High Court furnished the joint venture (dated May 30th, 2000) duly signed by Mukta Arts (Subhash Ghai’s Film Production) and Maharashtra Film, Stage and Cultural Development Corporation and court termed it as an illegal and arbitrary.
Bombay High Court also held Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh responsible for misusing his powers being a Chief Minister at that time by allotting more than 20 acres of land at subsidized rates to Mr. Ghai for his film institute.
The Guild issued the letter to the Chief Minister on March 5th showing its concern over the matter in which they (members) express to strengthen the WWI (Whistling Woods International). The members say that WWI has become an essential part of the Bollywood industry and its contribution is endless and invaluable.
They say that the institute has been providing numerous talents to the entertainment industry of India. Bollywood industry stands in support of Mr. Ghai.