London: The Most Preferred Destination for Bollywood Film Makers
London has always been the ace choice of film makers when it comes to choosing the locales for their films. London’s romantic atmosphere and picturesque destinations make the perfect backdrops for the typical Bollywood love stories. Here’s a list of the famous Bollywood films that cashed on London’s most favored tourist spots.
Kabhi Khushie Kabhie Gham: Hrithik
Roshan dances at the steps of the British museum; this can only be possible in
a Bollywood movie. The film makers perhaps did some magic on the museum
authority and they allowed 30 minutes of shooting time. The film also features
London’s famous Hyde Park which spreads around 350 acres of land. You can
relive K3G by visiting these places when you are in London. You can also visit
the Madam Tussauds where Shah Rukh Khan had his wax statue built after K3G
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom: If you could tolerate this movie to the end, then you might have noticed a pied piper style Amitabh Bacchan dancing with the crowd every now and then. These dance sequences were being shot in London’s crowded Waterloo Station. The title song of the movie has been shot here and almost half of the movie features Preity Zinta and Abhishek Bacchan spinning fake stories sitting at the station’s rest room. Abhishek Bacchan even challenges Preity Zinta to ride up the elevator from the wrong side in this very busy station of London.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: This movie had Amrish Puri settled in London with his family away from his motherland India. The beginning of the movie features a song where some of the famous London landmarks have been shown like the Trafalgar square, King’s Cross Station and the Tower Bridge. Amrish Puri’s family was shown to be living in South hall which is a home to the largest number of Indians abroad.
Mujhse Dosti Karoge: This film had Hrithik Roshan’s family moving to London leaving their old buddies back in India. A soppy movie but the destinations and locales are simply amazing. The song Andekhi Anjani has Hrithik Roshan wondering how his childhood sweet heart Tina looks like; at the famous Albert Memorial. This place is a memorial of the love Queen Victoria had for her husband Prince Albert. She had this built after he died in 1861 to make her love for Prince Albert immortal. Considering the important role love plays in this movie, this destination was a perfect choice.
Bride and Prejudice: The desi adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice; this film has a vibrant setting in India as well as in London. Aishwarya Rai’s elder sister in the movie has been played by Namrata Shirodkar and Anupam Kher plays her father in the movie. This film has Aishwarya Rai and Mr. Darcy at the London Eye enjoying the captivating views of the city. The 55 fountains at the Somerset House was the place where Aishwarya and Darcy danced away in their dream sequence. If you wish to visit this place then make sure it is not in winter because then you are likely to find a sheet of ice covering the area.
Namastey London: It has London in its name. This film was shot out and out in London excepting a few shots in Punjab. Katrina Kaif plays an Indian girl born and brought up in London and Akshay Kumar plays her husband from India. The film features a lot of night clubs which is an essential feature of London. London is famous for its nightlife and pubs and attracts thousands of tourists every year.