10 Times Bollywood Directors Fooled Us By Showing Fake Locations In Their Films

Bollywood films have always given us much larger than life goals, be it in romance, drama, emotions or be it in travel. So many beautiful locations are portrayed in Bollywood movies which we always want to visit. As we lust over these beautiful places, it is also necessary to know that a lot of these sites may not be what they are being shown. Many times because of budget, permissions or script requirements the makers shift locations and tag them to be someplace else.

So here is a list of films that fooled us with the site names.

1. Gadar Ek Prem Katha

Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel stared cross-border romance shot the Pakistan portions in Lucknow.


2. Fanaa

The film had most beautiful sequences. These were said to have been Kashmir in the movie, but in reality, these scenes were shot in Poland.


3. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

This film gave us major friendship goals, trip goal, relationship goals, wedding goals and what not. But for the shooting purpose, Kashmir became Manali. Here the entire trip and camping sequence was shot.


4. Dabanng

Laalgunj was recreated at a location near Pune, Maharashtra.


5. Chennai Express

Komban village of Tamil Nadu was recreated in Pune, Maharashtra.


6. Phantom

Shoot in Pakistan is too much of a permissions hassle. Our smart filmmakers know how to carve out their Pakistan in India. Phantom made its Pakistan in Malerkotla in Punjab.


7. Bajrangi Bhaijaan

The film won a million hearts at once. Our Sallu Bhai was fighting all odds to drop Munni back to her home in Sultanpur, Pakistan. But in reality, all these scenes were filmed in Kashmir.


8. Bombay Velvet

The makers chose to recreate the Bombay sequences in Sri Lanka.


9. Mary Kom

The biopic was based on the inspirational boxer from Manipur. Some part of the movie was recreated in Manali, Himachal Pradesh and portrayed as Manipur.


10. Sarabjit

Pakistani jail portions that were in the film were recreated in a studio in Mumbai.


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