Bikaner Bollywood Connections

Bikaner, Shooting Locations, Bollywood, Movies Shooting in Bikaner
Bollywood Film Locations, Bikaner Film Locations, Movies Shot in Bikaner

Ek Paheli Leela Filmed in the Iconic Locations of Rajasthan. The Luxurious Laxmi Nivas Palace, the former residential palace of the king of the former Bikaner State, Maharaja Ganga Singh, in Bikaner was also utilised for some of the scenes. (Image Courtesy: www.urbanasian.com / Bollywood)

Rajasthan is always known for its Royal Upbringing and Cultural Myriad which not only makes it an ideal destination for travellers to traverse through the heritage and cultural diversity in India, but also an ideal destination for those willing to explore the Palaces, Forts, Adventurous Desert Explorations, Scenic Marvels and Some of the finest rich architectural excellence wonders.

Beside other well-known destinations in Rajasthan, including Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Jaisalmer or Pushkar, which have their significance connect with the buzz word Royal Rajasthan, Bikaner is slowly coming into its own now. Recently some of the much talked about Bollywood Movies too explored the exotic shooting locales from this Historic and Royal City. Hopee many of us can still recall the scenic locations of Dum Dum Dum Mast Hai Song from Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) starring Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma. … And the location was the Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner.

Similarly Award Winning Film, I Am Kalam (2010), Ek Paheli Leela (2015), another much hyped Bollywood Movie with Sunny Leone and Recent Buzz of Bollywood, Multi-Starrer much awaited Baadshaho, by Milan Luthria with Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi Illeana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta and Vidyut Jammwal

Earlier in 2017, for Tanuja Chandra’s Untitled Travel Love Story, Bollywood Actor Irfaan Khan Quoted in a statement, “I’m excited to start shooting for the film. We have an amazing crew put together for this film and I can’t wait to spend time on it, especially amidst all the travel. I’m sure we will make some amazing memories on this one”.
With the Movie’s Shooting scheduled to start from Bikaner in Rajasthan, the storyline makes him travel through Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) and end in Gangtok (Sikkim)

Not just the film shooting locations, Bikaner has even a stronger connect with Bollywood with Ghulam Mohammed (Indian Film Score Composer, Mirza Ghalib and Pakeezah Fame) and Bharat Vyas (Lyricist, writer of the immortal prayer song, ‘Ae Malik Tere Bande Hum’ and ‘Ye Kaun Chitrakar Hai’) hail from Bikaner.

Bikaner, Shooting Locations, Bollywood, Movies Shooting in Bikaner

With the recent Government and Tourism Initiatives and the support of Royal Families from Bikaner, one can definitely expect it to emerge as the Destination for Bollywood, for its right blend and match for Culture, Scenic Beauty, Diversity and Variations; ……. and to attract the focus of Film-Makers towards this destination which in itself has lots yet to be explored !!!

Explore Palace of Bikaner in Bollywood Movie – Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)

Sidwani Wedding Venue and the Location of the “Dum Dum Dum Mast Hai” Song is the Lal Garh Palace, Bikaner, Rajasthan 

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