Indian Railways, hit by falling incomes from film shooting at its areas, found a friend in need last budgetary year: Apta, a railroad station on the Panvel-Roha course of Central Railway, around 85 km from Mumbai. In the year 2015-16, the station earned Rs.32 lakh from film shooting and wound up as the most noteworthy income worker from film shoots for Central Railway. Which has other more well-known destinations like the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and the Churchgate station.
The station clearly has numerous favorable scene offerings over the 18 different options in Central Railway well known among movie producers of all shades.
The Apta station has been famous for a few reasons. It being outside the local train framework and its promixity to Mumbai is its true value proposition. Also, being more reasonable contrasted with other bigger and busier stations. It is less swarmed and there are less issues when it comes to security.
Rs.24.97 lakh of revenue was collected for the Central Railway from a four-day shooting for the Hindi film “Baaghi”, most noteworthy by any film in 2015-16.
An estimated cost between Rs.50,000/- and Rs.60,000/- is incurred for a day’s shooting at Apta railroad station. These costs are much less than the Rs.1.25 lakh charged for a day on the Mumbai local system.
A shar fall from Rs.6.74 crore in 2013-14 to Rs. 3.2 crore in 2014-15 was observed in incomes from film shoots at Indian Railways Stations.
Traditionally and even today the Goregaon rail station is a favored destination among movie producers for its nearness to the film city. TV projects like “CID” and “Kaun Banega Crorepati” do their shooting here.