From modern architectural campuses to ancient Indian heritage locations, the capital city has been a hot spot for some of Bollywood’s most acclaimed films. So let’s explore the city’s many wonders through Bollywood’s artistic lens.
1.India Habitat Centre
The beautiful portrayal of the complex and intriguing life of Delhi University students tugged at our heartstrings in Bollywood must-watch, ‘Rang De Basanti’. Wondering where those iconic scenes were shot? Pop by the India Habitat Centre to experience a serious case of de ja vu!
With Delhi University’s Miranda House serving as a prime location, ‘Fukrey’ portrayed the street-smart personality of ‘dilliwalla’ boys and their cheeky nature perfectly! It doesn’t get any more Delhiite than this!
It wouldn’t be a Delhi film without New Delhi’s main streets, would it? The 2010 romedy ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ showcased as much of the beautiful city of Delhi as possible with the famous Akbar road featuring in several scenes in the film.
A hardcode Delhi dude in every way, Vicky roams through the corridors of Connaught Place in the refreshingly modern 2012 hit ‘Vicky Donor’. Produced by John Abraham, this film takes Bollywood audiences in a new direction, exploring the modern world of surrogacy.
One of the oldest forts in Delhi was host to a modern day love story that took the box office by storm. Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Love Aaj Kal’ takes us on a romantic roller coaster into a technology-driven world and showcases the beauty of architectural heritage along the way.
The heart-warming satirical 2014 film ‘PK’ takes us on a journey of love, laughter and letting go with PK’s child-like questions forcing us to question the society we live in. And there couldn’t be a more charming location than Chandi Chowk- one of the oldest and busiest markets in the heart of old Delhi.
7.The Hindu college, University of Delhi
‘Rockstar’ takes us on a journey through Janardhan Jhakar a.k.a. Jordan’s life and the emotional turmoil he undertakes to be a ‘true rockstar’. The distinguished campus of Hindu College in Delhi serves as a major location where Jordan embarks on a roller coaster ride to fulfill his dreams.
Based on director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s childhood in Chandi Chowk, ‘Delhi-6’ is a story of love, hope and self-discovery set in charming old Delhi. But how can you cover old Delhi without the prestigious Red Fort? One of this film’s prime scenes gives us a stunning view of the Red Fort in all its glory.
Bollywood took a brand new direction with the 2010 chick flick, ‘Aisha’, with fashion on the front row!. Some of those iconic stills in the mall were taken at none other than the DLF Emporio in Delhi. Feel like going shopping already, don’t you?
10.Jawaharlal Nehru stadium
Farhan Akhtar’s passionate portrayal of the ‘Flying Sikh’ in the 2013 biographical sports drama film, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ brought the liveliness and energy of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium to life. The film focused on the struggles and agonizing obstacles that Milkha Singh faced on his road to becoming a world champion in athletics.