ArcelorMittal welcome to invest in my city, says London Mayor

ArcelorMittal welcome to invest in my city, says London MayorMumbai, Nov 29 : Visiting London Mayor Boris Johnson on Thursday said that under fire steel giant ArcelorMittal is welcome to invest in the British capital should his plants in north eastern France be shutdown by the government in Paris.

"I saw what the French Government had to say about ArcelorMittal, and my only thought is this, in tough economic times, everybody in the world has a choice, you can either close your markets, become more nationalistic, become more narrow in your outlook or you can be more open and you can allow in wealth creators, who will drive growth for everybody and who basically expand the economy. My message to Indian investors, who are coming to London is, it's a great place to live in, invest in; it's the worlds financial capital, business capital. We are talking about the Bollywood movies, we make more Bollywood movies in London, than any other city outside India. So, we welcome Mr. Mittal, we welcome talents from India to London," said Johnson in Mumbai.

Indian-born businessman Lakshmi Mittal, who controls ArcelorMittal and ranks 21st Forbes list of the world''s richest people, employs some 20,000 people in France.

Johnson, 48, a flamboyant and outspoken character met Bollywood producer, Sajid Nadiadwala and director Vikram Bhatt in India's entertainment hub, in a bid to attract more film shoots in the city.

"Large numbers of Bollywood films are made in London, they are filmed in London and it's a great thing for our city but we are also very keen to make life easy for Indian film producers to come to London, so we are offering special tax breaks and lots of help in clearing the roads and making things simple," Johnson said.

Sajid Nadiadwala also announced that his two ensuing projects, `Kick' and `Housefull 3' would be shot in London.

London has been featured regularly in Bollywood films. Many prominent production houses have used the city as the backdrop for their stories.

The last directorial venture of late Bollywood mogul, Yash Chopra was shot extensively in London. (ANI)


Check out More news from Telecom Sector :: Pharmaceutical Sector :: Auto Sector :: Infrastructure :: Real Estate

Popular Stories

Sufi legend Begum Yaman passes away at 52

New Delhi [India], Apr 28 : Famous sufi singer and... Read More

No farmer committed suicide over drought: TN Govt. to SC

New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 : In a development bound... Read More

Never took studies as 'burden', says JEE 2017 topper

Udaipur (Rajsthan) [India], Apr 28 : Kalpit Veerwal... Read More

Narada sting: ED files case against TMC leaders

New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 : After the Central... Read More

UP STF raids petrol pumps, eight caught using cheating chip

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 : The special... Read More

UP school issues bizarre diktat: Yogi haircut

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 28 : In a... Read More