LUCKNOW, Feb. 4 -- The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared subsidy worth over Rs.112.4 million for 16 Hindi and six Bhojpuri films, a Film Bandhu official said.

"The subsidy amount worth Rs.112.4 million for 22 films is being transferred directly into the filmmakers' accounts through real time gross settlement (RTGS)," the official added.

'Among these 22 films, 'Anaarkali of Aarah' starring Swara Bhaskar has been cleared for Rs. 4.31 million (Rs.43.41 lakh) subsidy by Film Bandhu, the one-stop film clearance and subsidy vetting facility.

Thirty-five new films are next in line for the subsidy, the official said.

"Nearly 35 films have been cleared by the finance committee. Bill vouchers of such films have been deposited and this means th...