MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Government has completed the process of taking over 14.5 acres of the total land alloted to filmmaker Subhash Ghai for his film institute, Whistling Woods International, located at Filmcity. The remaining 5.5 acre on which the institute building stands will remain with Ghai till 2014.
Managing director of Maharashtra Film, Stage and Cultural Development Corporation, Shyam Tagde said that the notice has been served to the film institute for the payment of the lease rent of over Rs. 79 crore.
Undaunted, Ghai quoted yesterday at Dadasaheb Phalke award ceremony, "Whistling Wood is in question today. But I can assure you that it will be alive for 100 years no matter how much one tries to bend it."