As you can see in the pictures below, there is just one building and a man other than the photographer.
But millions of Indians and many around the world have seen this station. That’s not an exaggeration because Apta is the favourite of Bollywood.
But you have seen Apta in the following scenes too:
So Apta was the station that was made to look like a railway platform in Gujarat, once placed in Punjab, and twice in some hill station.
Apta has also been featured in countless ads and lesser known films.
It is difficult to pinpoint that, but the location – more green cover, nearby Panvel, less human intervention – and the fact that one can see the entire train due to the tracks curving at a distance make it an excellent spot for a shot.
The once unshaded platform now has asbestos roofs. A trickle down effect of the modernization drive of the Indian railways appears to have reached here too.
That’d good for the passengers. As for those who wonder if it alters the untouched beauty of the station as you have seen it in the movie, worry not because Bollywood can do magic.