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Since 2012, Etawah like the rest of Uttar Pradesh has seen immense development projects. Firstly, it was a lion safari, then a tourist complex, which paved way to festivals attended by Bollywood celebrities, multiple new colleges, an international airport amongst others. Akhilesh Yadav, the young chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has given it a complete makeover. What’s coming up next, has left many, speechless!

Akhilesh Yadav has decided to gift Saifai with another major attraction – a theme park dedicated to film maker K. Asif and his classic masterpiece, Mughal-e-Azam. The theme park will have galleries dedicated to the film maker and his other movies.

Many ask, why K. Asif and why in Etawah?Image 273_Social Samajwadi

Asif was born in Etawah in 1924 and later moved to Mumbai to make his career in films. The state government now wants to honour him and his contribution to cinema. At the theme park, key characters from Mughal-e-Azam will be depicted along with film’s lesser-known trivia.Image 273.1_Social Samajwadi

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Once complete, the park will be a major tourist attraction in the state and will celebrate the director and his roots. The chief minister has asked the tourism department to take steps related to the project and work will start soon.

Residents of Etawah are looking forward to this innovative theme park and so are we!