The production department of Bollywood has tough times to receive the locations for the shoot. Most of the time it turns out to be a thankless job as people are more inclined towards the heroes and heroines and their emotions.
However, sometimes locations play an important role in the movies, and sometimes movies make the location popular. We all grew up watching Yash Chopra’s movie where actors were dancing in the luscious meadows of Switzerland.
Since Switzerland is very popular among the Indian audience, let’s talk about some unknown destinations that became famous because of iconic Bollywood scenes.
Disclaimer: These locations were not famous until Bollywood movies shot some iconic scenes here. Now, these locations are popular destinations and always occupied with visitors.
1. DC-3 Plane Wreck, Iceland
People have criticized the locations of the songs by saying these are windows wallpapers. However, the DC-3 Plane Wreck scene in Iceland was real. Gerua song from the movie was shot here.
It was an iconic shot as the plane wreck was there on the Black Sand Beach. It remains a tourist place for people.
2. Doraha Fort, Ludhiana
Another beautiful location from Rang De Basanti was the place where ‘Tu Bin Bataye’ song was shot. That was the Doraha Forth in Ludhiana.
The place holds a unique beauty and deep silence. It surely helps you to relax your mind.
3. Chittorgarh Fort, Mewar
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is about traveling. The movie has explored some awesome locations throughout the world.
However, a scene where Bunny and Naina were watching the sunset sitting on top of the Chittorgarh Fort, Mewar.
Since Padmaavat movie is coming, we expect to see more beautiful and hidden places of the Chittorgarh Fort. For the record, this is the actual place where Rani Padmini performed Jauhar.
4. Waddesdon Manor, England
The huge Raichand House in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is Waddesdon Manor which is cited at Buckinghamshire.
This huge mansion is completely spectacular and everyone plans to pay a visit to this palace if they ever visit England.
5. Hadi Rani Ki Baori, Rajasthan
Hadi Rani Ki Baori became the tourist spot after the release of Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji starrer Paheli. It was the location in the movie where Rani Mukerji met a ghostly presence.
The place is cited in Toda Rai Singh, Rajasthan. According to the source, this location is haunted too, and it has created a lot of buzzes when it was shown in the movie.
6. Chain Bridge, Budapest
Chain Bridge of Budapest is famous because of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The director had decided to shoot the climax where Nandini accepts Vanraj leaving Sameer behind.
There was another scene where Sameer shouts Nandini at the same location.
7. Pangong Lake, Ladakh
Remember the iconic climax of 3 Idiots, when Kareena Kapoor Khan stopped her scooter, walking in slow motion removes her helmet and tells Aamir Khan that his nose doesn’t come between the kisses. Of course, they kissed first, and she slapped him too.
The location was Pangong Lake in Ladakh, and after the movies, the location is a big tourist spot and people came to recreate the climax of the movie.
Later, the beginning of Jab Tak Hai Jaan was also shot here. It was the scene when Anushka Sharma took a skinny dip in the Pangong Lake.
8. Agrasen Ki Baoli, Delhi
Agrasen Ki Baoli is one of the perfect locations for movie shoots. The stairs gave an amazing look and the directors found it beautiful.
Many Bollywood movies have been shot there, especially to justify the character living in Delhi.
Remember the Salman Khan training for the fight in the Sultan, and the justification of loneliness of the carrot eating alien in PK.
Well, people have another reason to pay a visit to this place. Capital has listed Agrasen Ki Baoli in the haunted places.
9. Fort Chapora, Goa
Dil Chahta Hai was the movie that excites all the friends’ group to visit Goa at least once. Well, one of the major reasons to visit Goa with friends is to recreate the Chapora Fort scene of the movie.
The shot becomes memorable among the audience, and Goa became the dream vacation place for most Indians.
10. Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
Remember the iconic scene where Aamir Khan and Sharman Joshi end up making a bet to finish the beer in Rang De Basanti.
It was the Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur. However, it is not the only location that gets fame after the movie.