Railways and Bollywood: Cinema Shooting in Railway areas brings business

Mumbai: When it comes to Bollywood, countless movies have featured trains and Indian railways several times. The presence of trains in proving to be very beneficial for the railways as they get Rs. 1.25 lakh as remuneration for only one engine along with one carriage at CST station of Mumbai.

Movies like Gunday, Chennai Express, Jab We Met and Dil Waale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge have all paid handsome amount of money to the railways so that they can use trains to film their imperative scenes. When the train is used with four carriages, then an amount of 2.5 lakh is to be paid daily. Railway is earning more than 2 crore each year just by the means of shooting.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal railway station is the most demanded station as the building of the station is the list of world heritage site. Shooting of more than 50 films take place on the tracks of Mumbai stations each year and the fees of shooting for a day varies from one lakh to 2.5 lakh depending on the type of location.

Some small stations even charge an amount of 60 to 70 thousands. Other things required apart from the fees are a security fees of five lakh and an insurance of 5 crore.