What Makes Delhi The Favourite Spot For Bollywood Film Sets? Top 8 Hit Films Shot In The Capital!

Priyansh Ha |Apr 16, 2019

Despite the rising temperature, the charming city is attracting film crew of big projects featuring superstars like Deepika Padukone, Ali Fazal and Kangana Ranaut.

Thanks to a various number of beautiful spots and valuable cultural heritage, Delhi has become one of the most favourable locations for shooting Bollywood films. It functions as the perfect backdrop for a variety of projects, from films to web series and television shows. Despite the rising temperature, the charming city is attracting film crew of big projects featuring superstars like Deepika Padukone, Ali Fazal, and Kangana Ranaut.

Here are 8 biggest films which have been shot in the capital city so far.

1. Chhapaak

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Deepika was spotted on a street in Delhi in the set of Chhapaak. (source: Newsx)

The queen of Bollywood has been doing rounds on the internet for her latest role in Chhapaak. Playing a woman surviving from a serious acid attack, Deepika’s look is impressive with burn marks that look real.

Along with the film crew and her co-star Vikrant Massey, the actress has spent the whole of last week shooting on the streets in Janpath in central Delhi. Taking to Instagram a picture of her freefall sleeping on her bed, the actress wrote: "After an exhausting but productive week."

Basing on a real-life story of a young girl Laxmi Agarwal who is an acid attack survivor, the movie is helmed by director Meghna Gulzar. After finishing the shoots in Janpath, the film crew will move to Shankar Market this week and then Vijay Chowk at the end of April.

2. Panga

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Kangana in Panga Ranaut (source: Twitter)

Kangana has been spotted in the capital on the film set of her latest project Panga, directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.

According to a member of the film crew, they have finished shooting in educational institutions Miranda House, Yamuna Sports Complex and Lady Irwin College. There is only one more spot in Delhi to go which is the Ritz Cinema in Kashmere Gate. After that, the crew will head to Kolkata.

3. House Arrest

(Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

Another film which is taking place on the streets of Delhi is Ali Fazal starrer House Arrest. The details of the project, which is for a leading streaming platform, haven’t been disclosed yet.

4. Love Aaj Kal 2

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Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal 2 (source: India Today).

Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal 2 is going to be another story among dozens of love romances told in Delhi. As the city has become a natural part in his films, it's essential for the director to capture the soul of the capital in his upcoming film. The shoot of Love Aaj Kal 2 featuring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan wrapped up its parts in Delhi last week.

Kartik took to Instagram a video of him and Imtiaz grooving to the song "Ahun ahun" from "Love Aaj Kal". He captioned: "Ahun Ahun Ahun. And it's a wrap for us! Schedule 1, exactly after a month. Thank you, Delhi for all the love, and we missed you, Sara."

The film sets also took place in Vatika Business Park, Sohna Road. Of course, the crew made sure of the security and kept excited fans away from the set.

5. RRR

S.S. Rajamouli's RRR will hit the theatre next year July 30. (source: India Today)

Parts of S.S. Rajamouli's much-anticipated action film RRR is going to take place in Delhi too. The multi-starrer marks the debut of Bollywood superstars Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt in Telugu film. In addition, Ram Charan and Jr. NTR play in the lead roles.

6. 377 Ab Normal

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Web series like 377 Ab Normal. (source: The Quint)

Not only movies but web series like 377 Ab Normal chose Delhi as the ideal location for shooting. ZEE5's latest original, featuring Maanvi Gagroo, based on the real-life event about LGT community in India.

7. Leila

Netflix's original Leila.

Netflix’s original Leila team was spotted in Greater Noida last February for the shooting. The Huma Qureshi tells the story of a free-thinking woman who has been looking for her lost daughter for 16 years.

8. Bharat

Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan to star in Bharat. (source: India Today)

The upcoming film of Ali Abbas Zafar which features Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan is one of the big budget films took place in Delhi.


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