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Independent theatre for Konkani films?

Margao: Town and country planning minister Vijai Sardesai on Tuesday disclosed plans to construct an independent theatre for Konkani films within the Ravindra Bhavan complex in Margao.

“There’s a demand from Konkani filmmakers to have a separate Konkani theatre,” Sardesai said. “As Konkani cinema is growing, we are planning to have an exclusive theatre for it.”

He was speaking to reporters after an inspection of Ravindra Bhavan by officials of the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC). Sardesai said that plans to construct an art gallery are also in the offing, but details are yet to be worked out. Other works being undertaken by the GSIDC are development of the open-air hall into a conference room, and repairs and maintenance of toilets.

Last November, chief minister Manohar Parrikar had visited Ravindra Bhavan along with Sardesai to take stock of the need for repairs and maintenance. [TOI]

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