Are you someone who think all the scenes in Indian films are shot only in the studio or somewhere in the foreign lands? You are probably wrong. There are many scenes in Bollywood films that have been shot not from the studio or anywhere but from the homes of the actors and actresses or directors. Here, we take a look at some of the celebrities’ homes that have been used for shooting Bollywood films.
1. Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat – Fan
The film ‘Fan’ was about a stalker fan and his obsession with his celebrity idol, both characters being portrayed by Shah Rukh Khan. In the film, there was a particular scene where the fan was trying to see his superstar amidst the bustling crowd outside his house. That sequence was actually shot outside Shah Rukh’s Mannat bungalow.
2. Pataudi Palace – Veer Zaara and Rang De Basanti
The scene that showed Zaara’s family in Pakistan in the hit film ‘Veer Zaara’ was shot from the famous Pataudi Palace, which belongs to Saif and Soha Ali Khan, in Haryana. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Rang De Basanti’, which incidentally also starred Soha Ali Khan, also shot a few scenes in this royal property.
3. Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan’s home – Ki & Ka
Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan had a cameo in ‘Ki & Ka’, which stars Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. Interestingly, the sequence where they featured in the film was shot at their home.
4. Bachchan’s Mumbai residence Pratiksha – Bombay Talkies
Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Talkies’, which starred Amitabh Bachchan, was actually shot in one of Big B’s family homes, Pratiksha, located at Juhu.
5. Karan Johar’s residence – Bombay Talkies
Karan Johar, who directed a segment of ‘Bombay Talkies’ with Rani Mukerji, Saqib Saleem and Randeep Hooda, shot a few sequences of the film in his residence.
6. Sanjay Dutt’s Imperial Heights – Sanju
Sanju is an upcoming biopic based on the life of Sanjay Dutt. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor. There are few scenes in the film that are required to be filmed in Sanjay Dutt’s actual home, Imperial Heights. However, due to complaints by neighbors, the glimpses of the actor’s lavish pad will be limited.
7. Arpita Farms, Salman Khan’s Panvel farmhouse – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Few scenes of Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ were shot in his farmhouse in Panvel, which was named after his sister Arpita Khan.
What else you know or remember whose celebrities’ homes have been used for shooting Bollywood films?