The chief minister said the lake could become a prominent shooting spot for Bollywood as he highlighted that a yet to be released Hindi film Batti Gul Metre Chalu' starring Shahid Kapoor was recently shot at the lake.
There are many filmmakers interested in shooting their films here, he said.
Noting the limitless potential of development around the lake, Rawat asked investors to invest generously.
Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj said the festival will aim to establish Tehri as an adventure sports destination as well. Regular boating, kayaking, canoeing, zorbing, rafting, parasailing and paragliding facilities will be provided at the lake for visitors, he said.
The state government had recently held a cabinet meeting onboard a floating restaurant on the picturesque lake to promote it, the minister said.
On the inaugural day, teams of folk singers from Uttarakhand and folk dances from Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan, Assam, Haryana, and Gujarat regaled the audience. Stalls serving traditional Garhwali cuisine were also set up at the venue.
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