Filmmakers hunt uncharted shooting sites in Rajasthan


Capturing the royal archaeological beauties of Rajasthan like forts and palaces and featuring in 70 mm is spectacular. The State has always captivated the film producers for film shootings in Rajasthan. The destination wedding sequence by Imtiaz Ali in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and shots in Jab We Met has enticed one and all. Film producers from amchi Mumbai are exploring new locations in the state. After exploring havelis of Mandawa and Sambhar lake in films like Rajkumar Hirani’s PK, the coaching city of Kota is the newest addition to filmmakers’ list. The local lakes and temples in Kota, the new Seven Wonders Park has also been used as a location in the upcoming Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya.


The Park is growing popular for housing replicas of the seven wonders of the world including the Taj Mahal, Egypt’s pyramids, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower, Christ the Redeemer statue, the Colosseum and the Statue of Liberty.


For the shooting of Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, during September a lot many locations in Kota were explored. “Some people of the production visited Kota in May last year and clicked photographs. And in September, the crew landed in Kota and explored further locaitons in the city for the first time,” said a source close to the production unit of Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya.

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt were seen shooting at various locations around Kota City, including Kishore Sagar Lake and Jal Mandir Temple which is on the lake, the road outside Janaki Devi Bajaj Government Girls College, Umed Club, the road near Art Gallery, and a city bus in Kota among other places there.

“Kota has become a new film shooting destination for filmmakers. I hope after ‘Badrinath…’ is released, we will have more filmmakers landing here for shooting,” said a source involved in providing junior artists in Kota.

Blog By: Jannes Punita

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