Bollywood Directors have always been very specific about choosing the locations for their films and hills stations have always topped their list because of its breathtaking sceneries. Dev Bhoomi “Uttarakhand” has been wooing Bollywood with its pristine hills and lakes as a wonderful film shooting location, since the very beginning. Now this state has become one of the most favourite locations of many of the renowned Bollywood Directors with number of exotic locations to shoot for and many of them are totally unexplored.
The most interesting thing is that, whenever you visit Uttarakhand, the guide will invariably tell you about the filmy importance of the place. If it is Nainital, the tales will start from Masoom or Kati Patang. If its Bhimtal it will be Koi…Mil Gaya and if Sattal it will undoubtedly be the tales related to Khoon Bhari Mang.
Bollywood has always lured us with the most picturesque locations on-screen. Here’s a list of some amazing Bollywood escapes that you can explore this summer in Uttarakhand:
Nainital is not only popular as a scenic hill stations among tourists but it has also been a favourite among Bollywood film makers since ages. How can we forget the song “Talo me Nainital, Baki Sab Talaiya” from Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet (1999)?
With some amazing picturesque beauty of hills and lakes, it becomes a wonderful location for lovers and thus number of Bollywood Directors has shown this place in their songs and movies.
Remember that wonderful song penned by Gulzar from the movie Masoom (1983)?
“Tujhse naaraz nahi zindagi, hairaan hoon main”
Another super hit song which no one from the 1970’s can forget is from the movie – Kati Patang, where Superstar Rajesh Khanna was romancing with Asha Parekh. “Jis gali mein tera ghar na ho balma”
Surrounded by hills of pine forests and a fusion of seven fresh water lakes, is a perfect Bollywood location. Famous Hindi Movie – “Khoon Bhari Maang” featuring Rekha and Kabir Bedi was shot here.
Bhimtal Lake has also been featured in many movies from 1960’s to 1980’s while the first Indian movie to show aliens – “Koi Mil Gaya” was shot here.
Have a look to these stills from an old Hindi song – “Din Hain Bahar Ke Tere Mere Ikraar ke” from the movie “Waqt” featuring Bhimtal Lake, way back in 1965.
4. Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park which is very famous for its rich flora and fauna is a great destination to show case wildlife stories and documentaries. Same thought scribbled in the minds of Shah Rukh and Karan Johar when they decided to produce this movie “Kaal” in this famous national park.
The Orbit National Park in the movie is actually Jim Corbett National Park.
The famous Movie – “Kisna: The Warrior Poet” (2005) featured Rishikesh where the Lady Catherine (A Character from Movie) was willing to do charity after a visit to Rishikesh. She narrated the story of her childhood and youth where she fell in love with an Indian Village boy Kisna and most of the story was around Rishikesh which is famous for adventure and spirituality.
If you are a great fan of Hindi Cinema, pull up your socks this summer to explore these Bollywood Escapes and start posting selfies on facebook from exactly where you have seen your favorite stars posing in the movies.
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