Spring's Loveliest Outdoor Shoots!

BollyCurry brings to you some of the most exquisite outdoor locations which were all shot and shown capturing the beautiful season of Spring.

Ever watched a movie that made you feel like traveling all the way to the place where the scene was picturised? Of course! Everyone feels that quite often! Bollywood is famous from the time it started for shooting in the prettiest locations around the world. Hence today, BollyCurry brings to you some of the most exquisite outdoor locations which were all shot and shown capturing the beautiful season of Spring.

First in our list is the lovely country AustraliaChak De India (2007) was such a movie that was majorly shot in Aussie country where the second half focused on the Women's Hockey World Cup. The daytime scenes were shot in State Netball Hockey Centre, Royal Park and Parkville in Melbourne, while the nighttime scenes were shot in various places all around Sydney. Also, the scene when the team arrived in Australia was shot at the Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne.

Another film which was entirely shot in the various locations of Australia is Salaam Namaste (2005). One of the most famous locations was the Silence Sculpture and Docklands Precinct in Melbourne during the song "What's Going On". Players (2012) may not have been a hit, but the locations it was shot in are quite popular. Scenes were shot at City to Sea Bridge, Okarito Lagoon, Te Papa's Awesome Forces Museum, Cuba Mall, Tulsi Indian restaurant, and Wellington Airport.

The first movie ever to be shot in Brazil was Dhoom 2 (2006). Remember the song "Excuse Me Too Please"? This song was shot at the famous Copacabana Beach and beneath the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. Bipasha Basu is also seen walking along the Brazilian Sea in her introduction scene as Monali, amongst many other locations captured in the movie. 

Now we come to Toronto, where three big movies were shot: Taal (1999), Kismat Konnection (2008) and Thank You (2011). Taal was shot at the famous CN Towner, Niagara Falls, and Toronto Islands during the scenes where Aishwariya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor visit Canada for their big international performance. The final performance of "Ishq Bina" was shot at Rogers Centre. Kismat Konnection was shot majorly in downtown Toronto where Shahid Kapoor's house was actually someone's real house. There were also scenes shot at Niagara Falls. While Thank You was not actually shot in Canada, Sonam Kapoor's scene of attempt of committing suicide was also shot at Niagara Falls.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) was a road movie that was shot completely in Spain. The scene where the leads, Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, and Farhan Akhtar, arrived in Barcelona was shot at the Barcelona El Prat Airport. Katrina Kaif's introductory scene was shot on a nude beach where beach-goers were restricted from the frames to avoid censors. The La Tomatina festival shot in "Ik Junoon" was shot in Bunol while "Senorita" was shot in the town of Alajar in the province of Huelva, where the townspeople and mayor joined in wearing costumes. The climax of the scene was shot at Pamplona. Adding ice to the cake, there were many locations of Brazil too shown in the movie. This was one such movie that gave equal priority to the locations shot apart from the story so one could really get the feel of the locations as well.

Moving on, do u remember Priyanka Chopra emerging from the water wearing a golden swimsuit? This famous scene and this famous movie, Dostana (2008), was shot in the warm and lovely city of Miami, USA. Miami first appeared in the movie during the song "Shut Up & Bounce" at Bayfront Park. The movie was also shot on Biscayne Boulevard, Brickell, Coral Gables in the Park, and South Beach Ocean Drive. In fact, the whole team of Dostana stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami.

While in USA, how can we forget the city that never sleeps, the Big Apple - New York City. Two of the most known movies shot there are Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and English Vinglish (2012). Whether it be Preity Zinta's introduction scene or the scene where Saif Ali Khan expresses his love for Preity Zinta, the entire movie was shot in NYC, except for a few scenes which were shot in Toronto due to the high shooting costs of the Manhattan town.

English Vinglish was shot mainly in two parts. The first half was in Mumbai which introduced all of the characters. It then shifted to New York City as per script where we got to see the majority of the story unfold as Shashi toured NYC and learned English. The most famous shots were considered to be that of Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Municipal Building, The Globe at Columbus Circle and Times Square.

Ek Tha Tiger's "Laapata" song was shot in various places all over Cuba. While this song would be considered a quite summery, BollyCurry chooses this to let you know that this is the first time ever a Bollywood movie was shot in Cuba. "Laapata" was shot at the Cathedral of Havana, El Morro Fortress, Maximo Gomez Monument, National Capitol Building, Old Square (Plaza Vieja), El Castillo De Cojimar, and El Malecon. All these places are located in Havana, except for El Castillo De Cojimar which is located in Cojimar.

The beautiful city of Paris, the night life, and the Eiffel Tower. This sets the scene for our next two movies: An Evening in Paris (1967) and Sangam (1964). These movies were two of the first few movies that were shot abroad, and that too in the beautiful city of Paris, France. An Evening in Paris's famous song "Deewane Ka Naam Toh Poochho" was shot at the Eiffel Tower, Pont Alexandre III, and the Louvre Palace. Sangam had an extended honeymoon sequence that was shot in many countries abroad, including Paris. The most famous scene was under the Eiffel Tower, which in a way kick-started the trend of shooting romantic sequences abroad, especially under the Eiffel Tower.

Now we reach the beautiful country of South Africa where movies such as Race (2008), and Hera Pheri(2000) were shot. From the horse race to the fall from the roof, Race was partly filmed in Durban during much of the first half of the movie. The Stallions office was actually Hotel Hilton which is located in Durban and the attack on Bipasha Basu in the parking lot was shot at Hotel Royal also in Durban. Hera Pheri's "Dene Wala Jab Bhi Deta" song was shot in Sun City, which is in the northwest province of South Africa.

And bringing our list towards its needed end, we bring to you Turkey where films Race 2 (2013), Game(2011) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012) were all filmed. Two very famous places in Turkey are the Mardan Palace and the remains of the Large Public Roman Bath. The Mardan Palace was presented as John Abraham's palace in the film and the remains of the Large Public Roman Bath was used in "Be Intehaan". In Game, Abhishek Bachchan's introductory scene was shot in Turkey. However, the most famous areain Turkey is the Ortakoy Mosque located in Besiktas Istanbul where "Maine Yeh Kab Socha Tha" was filmed. Finally coming to Ek Tha Tiger, the beginning scene in the movie was shot in Zinciriye Medresesi and Mardin in Turkey and also at the Maiden's Tower in Istanbul. The Mardan Palace was seen once again as the place where the UN foreign ministers meet.

Here were 10 of the loveliest, prettiest, and spring-like locations around the world depicted by Bollywood. While you all read this piece of article, this writer has decided to go on a world tour to see these places and cherish them. When she gets back, she hopes that like all of us at BollyCurry, you also decide to go travelling and see these lovely places among many others.

Author: Shreya S.
Editors: Siona M. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Virina R.

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