Most Famous Shooting Locations for Bollywood Films
The Indian film industry has its influence and audience spread all across the world. Over thousands of films are made every year for variety of audiences. Popularly called, ‘Bollywood’, the Indian film industry is thus one of the topmost mediums for endorsing tourism in India. The astonishing topography of India makes it a charming location for shooting movies. This country boasts of a lot of charming locations in India and films play a pivotal role in making the people aware of these incredible locations.
Moreover, filming in India not convenient but also quite reasonable than shooting at the foreign locations. Here, you may find diversified locations including beaches, hill stations, monuments, deserts, forts and palaces, rural areas etc are easily accessible in India. In the recent years, the young Indian film makers have largely focused to the Indian landscapes for filming their movies. So, if you are wondering as to where exactly be these amazing film locations are hidden, don’t be surprised to hear that this is your own country! Read on to know more:
Nestled amidst the picturesque Kullu Valley, Manali is a stunning hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The immense natural splendor of this hill resort present in the form of high mountain peaks, beautiful flowering valleys, blooming orchards and scenic wooded slopes, makes this place to fall in love with it at first glimpse. The Beas River add a beauty this place. Some famous tourist attractions like Hadimba Temple, Vashisht Springs & Temples, adventure sports places appeals the film makers to shoot their films here. For instance, ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Highway’ are shot here.
The Royal state of Rajasthan might have been a place where maximum number of shootings has been taken place. Not only for Bollywood, but it has been base for Hollywood movies as well. This regal state has picturesque lakes, forts, palaces and legacy offers glorious extravagant beauty along with the serenity. Many of the blockbuster Bollywood films have been shot here. ‘Jodha Akbar’, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Border’, ‘Yaadein’, ‘Dor’, ‘Goliyon ki Rasleela- Ramleela’ etc. are just a few of them.
The national capital also boasts of many interesting locations for the Indian film-makers. The historical monuments, old Delhi, Delhi University, markets and Delhi’s city life have always been a delight for a photographer. In case of talking of movies, you can count on some excellent as well as popular ones like, Band Baja Baraat, Rockstar, Jannat 2, Fanaa, 2 States, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, PK, Queen, Raanjhanaa, Rang De Basanti, Love Aaaj Kal, Delhi-6, Do Dooni Chaar, Ek Tha Tiger, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and much more.
Mumbai is the hub and birthplace of Indian cinema- Bollywood. More than thousands of films are shot here every year. The first Bollywood film was released here during late 1880’s. Some of the popular locations of films here are the Gateway of India, Hajrat Nizamuddin Mosque, Taj Hotel Mumbai, Marine Drive, Juhu beach and much more. Apart from films, the Juhu and Bandra locations are the home for some of the leading Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachhan, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and many others. Some of the most popular films are Fashion, Agneepath, Barfi!, Kick, Krrish 3, Bombay, Shahid, The Lunchbox, Dhoom, Munnabhai MBBS, Slumdog Millionaire, Saagar, Talaash, Ek Deewana Tha and much more!
Apart from these major places, Goa, Kashmir, Kerala, Leh-Ladakh, Kolkata and Amritsar are some of the other famous film shoot locations in India.
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