Movies Shot in Exotic Locations

On the day that celebrates Earth Day, BollyCurry has compiled a mini-list of movies that have been shot at foreign locations.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 12:35:00 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Bollywood directors have made it a point to include foreign locales in their movies. Some reasons include the demand of the script, to showcase some of the rare beautiesof the world, or just to make NRIs feel more close to their roots. Whether it's the snowy Swiss mountains, or the lively blue Miami Beach, the audience thoroughly enjoys watching their favorite stars mingle in the exotic scenery. Therefore, on the day that celebrates Earth Day, BollyCurry has compiled a mini-list of movies that have been shot at foreign locations.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - Spain
The young and successful director, Zoya Akhtar, tried a new foreign location in her directorial debut film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. The fun-filled film takes us on a road trip through sunny Spain and gives us a glimpse into the lives of three friends and their strong bond. The trio complete a list of adventures through which the audience get to witness the beauty and culture of Spain from a very close and personal perspective. Be it diving deep in the ocean or jumping high from the sky or becoming familiar with the town itself, those who love to travel are sure to add Spain to their go-to list once they've watched the film. 
Dostana - Miami
Talking of foreign locales, how can one miss the beautiful, blue and breathtaking beaches of Miami, Florida? The 2008 rom-com, Dostana, gives us a glimpse into what's known as one of the most appealing tourist locations in all of the United States. The entire skyline of Miami can be seen during the song sequence of "Jaane Kyun", while the three friends, Sameer (Abhishek Bachchan), Kunal (John Abraham), and Neha (Priyanka Chopra), explore the city's shopping facilities and having just a great time. Another famous place that was captured was the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami during the scene when Sameer and Kunal express their love for one another. Lastly, in the song "Maa Da Laadla", you are sure to virtually visit and experience the beauty of Bayfront Park in Miami.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - Switzerland
Yash Raj Films, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol Devgn and an exotic foreign location. What more could one ask?! A super hit movie with songs that are etched into your memories forever. One such song takes you on a tour of the snow-capped mountains of the ethereal peace that is Switzerland. Whether it is the streets of the chilly locale, an inviting barn, or a horse-drawn cart during the quiet moonlight of the night, Raj and Simran's vacation definitely gave us a nice glimpse of Swiss!
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham - London
London is probably the first choice for Indian filmmakers when it comes to shooting in foreign locations. In Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham, the audience is taken through yet another tour of the city. The opening of the second half of the movie kicks off with a grand tour through the streets and famous sites as Rohan (Hrithik Roshan) makes his way towards his love interest, Pooja (Kareena Kapoor), and ultimately his brother, Rahul's, (Shah Rukh Khan) house. Famous locations of the city included gigantic Hyde Park and the glassy British Museum.
Bachna Ae Haseeno - Australia
Producer Aditya Chopra chose yet another breathtaking locale for his 2008 flick,Bachna Ae Haseeno. The two cities shown in this particular movie were Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Initially, the Casanova Raj (Ranbir Kapoor) is settled in India, but moves to Sydney during the latter half of the movie. It is in this city where he decides to start life afresh after having broken two hearts. In Sydney, he meets Gayatri (Deepika Padukone) and finally falls in love with her. He proposes her at the famous Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park.  Next time you decide to visit Australia, relive your Bachna Ae Haseeno memories by checking out these famous sites!
Do you have any favorite movies that we missed, or any favorite location that you spotted in a Bollywood flick? Do share with us! Till then, we wish you a joyous Earth Day.
Writer: Fariha L.
Editors: Komal P. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Shikha A.
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Posted on: 26 April 2014 at 7:26am
Many movies r shot in SA. as well not to mention Hollywood ones as well.I live abroad and enjoy seeing Indian locations like in Chennai Express.

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Posted on: 23 April 2014 at 1:15pm
Apart from spain and switzerland, these locations are not really exotic. esp. london.. so many bollywood movies are shot there. I even remember a tv soap that was partly shot there. lol

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Posted on: 23 April 2014 at 11:29am
This people are really crazy...

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Posted on: 23 April 2014 at 4:27am
Back to the future?? This article is dated Thursday, April 24, 2014 o.O

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Posted on: 23 April 2014 at 1:58am
ZNMD had such beautiful locations, totally loved it!

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Posted on: 23 April 2014 at 1:26am
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara beautiful location love it

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Posted on: 23 April 2014 at 1:08am
Great holly-days for celebrities.

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Posted on: 23 April 2014 at 12:46am
That is pretty awesome I must say :)

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Posted on: 23 April 2014 at 12:20am
I live at Mauritius & I was disapointed when I have seen the film KKHH as they mentioned that they went to Goa as the film was shot in Mauritius.

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Posted on: 22 April 2014 at 1:18pm
How many times in films they said let's go to Goa but finally they dropped in Mauritius.
KKHH was a big film shot in MUS.

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