Great Bollywood movies filmed in Britain
If you were under the impression that all Bollywood films are filmed exclusively in India, then think again. In recent years Britain has become increasingly popular with Bollywood producers scouting for locations.
Bollywood Stars including Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai have all been honoured with statues at London’s Madame Tussauds. Read on for some great Bollywood movies filmed in Britain.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Aditya Chopra’s tale of young Indians living in the UK uses some of London's most popular attractions including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Westminster Bridge, Leicester Square and Buckingham Palace.
This story of 6 couples uses London locations including Trafalgar Square and Tower Bridge. Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and others star.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
The action of this smash hit includes scenes filmed in London and around Oxfordshire. You’ll spot Tower Bridge in London, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and Stowe School and Stowe Gardens near Buckingham. Blenheim Palace is one of Britain’s finest stately homes and Stowe Gardens are amongst the most celebrated landscaped gardens in Europe.
This charming love story of love blossoming at a strict Indian private school was filmed around Oxford and Longleat House in Wiltshire. Longleat is a superb example of a 16th-century country house and is known for its safari park.
Watch closely during the opening number of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and you’ll spot several beautiful Scottish locations including Eilean Donan Castle and Inchmahome Priory on an island in the Lake of Menteith.
Pyaar Ishq aur Mohabbat (2001)
Rajiv Rai’s film about an Indian girl who comes to study in Scotland was filmed in numerous locations including Stirling Castle, The University of Glasgow, Loch Lomond and Culzean Castle.
Kyun…! Ho Gaya Na (2004)
Dolbadarn Castle and Llanberis star in this romantic comedy directed by Samir Karnik.