Famous Film Shooting Locations in BhopalRemember the famous dialogue 'Mera naam bhi soorma bhopali yese hi nai hai' from Sholay! No doubt the character played by legendary comedian Jagdeep wholly justifies a person having association with Bhopal. It was way back in 70's and since then there was no looking back for the city which in recent years have emerged as most favored film shoot destinations in Central India. It wont be wrong to say that Bhopal is under a Bollywood spell. Many movies were shot in and around this city. What makes this city special lies in its character. From modern day locations to that with historical touch all can be found in this part of Madhya Pradesh. The city is very beautiful and provides enormous atmosphere to shoot.
People of Bhopal are familiar with three most popular words "Light..Camera...Action". More in areas like Upperlake, Old Vidhan Sabha, VIP road and others known for their picturesque location and adoring charm. Pack your bag and browse through the city to find top famous filmy locations in the City of Lakes, Bhopal.
Upper lakeThe charm of Upper lake is evident from the fact that from Praksh Jha Productions to Rajshri Productions all have featured this very famous tourist destination in their movies. Popularly known as 'Bada Talab' it serves as a perfect film shooting spot . The scenic beauty and various water sports options for people gives a lot more options to directors as well as artists to highlight their creative skill.
Bhopal Lake VIP Road
If you want to experience the feel of Marine Drive in Bhopal then it is wise to drive down to famous Bhopal Lake VIP Road. It is located near to Upper lake and is one of the popular hangout places in the lake city. A scene in Rajneeti where Katrina Kaif overtakes Ranbir Kapoor was shot at this very location. Well maintained road with proper street lights on one side and the lake on other makes it an alternative to Marine drive where shooting is a tedious task. You can yourself visit the place to get first hand experience of the spot.
Minto HallAlso known as Old Vidhan Sabha, this is a perfect shooting destination. Some portions of films like Revolver Rani, Rajneeti, Shool were shot at this location. No doubt this is one of the most stunning building in Bhopal. Visit this pre-independence site old and get acquainted with its historical heritage. You will be surprised to know that architecture of the building resembled the crown of the King George V. Travel to this place. If lucky, you can certainly get an opportunity to watch a film shoot also.
New MarketThis very famous shopping destination of Bhopal has everything to offer to meet the eyes and expectations of movie directors as well as travelers. Crowd market, busy roads, lots of open space and roadside vendors makes it a picture perfect location. As a visitor you can explore through its lanes and bylanes to buy variety of handicraft items and famous artifacts. Enjoy the taste of Chole bature at any open stall of New Market after day long shopping.
Jehan Numa Palace and Noor-Us-Sabah PalaceHotels like Jehan Numa Palace, Noor-Us-Sabah Palace also remain on the list of directors looking for indoor location shoot. The majestic beauty of these age old structures are enough to give real feel to any situation. Further these two famous hotels remains on the top list of Bollywood artists looking for stay during film shoot. Visit to know about the historical accounts of these two old age structures with new developments alongside.
Apart from above mentioned destinations there are many other hot spots in and around the city. The recent buzz is that Dharma Productions is planning to shoot its upcoming movie Shuddhi starring Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan in Bhopal. Director Karan Malhotra has visited various places in and around the lake city to get an idea about the locations. Film shooting by various reputed film directors is a testament to the city's growing reputation as a base for film production.
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