“Shaam gulabi, sehar gulabi, pehar gulabi, hai gulabi ye shehar”
The mention of this song is enough to let yourself indulge in the beauty of the pink city. Jaipur seems to be the perfect mix of history, heritage, nature, and colors. From the chaotic streets of the walled city to the lush greens of the Nahargarh fort. This city is built to take one’s breath away.
So, how could film industry remain devoid of it? Jaipur is Bollywood’s favorite location. From period films like Jodhaa Akbar to contemporary hits like Rang De Basanti, Bollywood has been successfully showcasing the beauty of Jaipur.
Let’s have a look at the movies shot in Jaipur. And maybe, you can explore one of these places this weekend and recreate the scenes.
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Apart from the popular “gulabi” song, most part of this movie was also shot in Jaipur. The scenes from this movie capture the true spirit of Jaipur. From the picturesque surroundings of Jal Mahal, abstract corners of the Amber fort, to the bustling streets of Bapu bazaar, the movie captures it all.
When it’s a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, you can be assured about aesthetic locations and larger than life sets. One of the most remarkable songs in the movie “Mohe Rang Do Laal” was shot in the Amber Fort. So, next time you head there, see if you can spot the location.
The most iconic period film by Ashutosh Gowarikar has beautiful scenes shot in and around the Amber Fort. The fort is shown as Aishwarya’s maternal home in the film. In fact, you can even pose for a picture against the huge kadhai Aishwarya uses in one of the scenes of the movie.
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If you think Jaipur is just good for period dramas, think twice. Once considered the anthem of youth “Masti ki Paathshala,” was shot in the Nahargarh fort. Remember the scene where Aamir Khan free-falls into a pool after binge drinking beer?
Well, when you go to Nahargarh, the first thing you’ll see is that pool. That being said, don’t try those stunts.
This Sonam Kapoor starrer features a lot of important scenes from the Amber Fort. One can easily spot Ganesh Pol in various scenes of this rom-com.
Girls, here’s another reason to watch this film apart from Fawad Khan!
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A major part of this comedy flick was shot in Jaipur. Chokhi Dhaani, Amber Fort, Chomu Palace, and Narain Niwas, some of the most serene locations of Jaipur feature in the movie.
Remember the song “Chalao na naino se baan re”? Well, that’s Chokhi Dhani for you.
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The timeless and most iconic period drama Mughal-e-Azam also has some beautiful elements of Jaipur.
One of its most iconic song, “Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya” was shot at Sheesh Mahal of the Amber Fort. No wonder the movie is as timeless as its locations.
Apart from the remarkable performance of Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan, Bhool Bhulaiya is also remembered for its tasteful locations.
The movie was extensively shot in Jaipur. You’ll find Chomu Palace, Amber Fort and some other small havelis featuring as the backdrop of sequences.
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This National Award winning movie was based on the life of actress Zubeida Begum, who was married to Prince Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur.
Aesthetically shot by Shyam Benegal, the movie was shot in Narain Niwas for a considerable period. Now turned into a heritage hotel, it is possible for you to enjoy a regal experience at this beautiful site.
As ironic as it sounds, the movie Delhi-6 was not entirely shot in Delhi.
Infact, some major scenes of the movie were shot in Sambhar near Jaipur. A perfect daytrip spot from Jaipur, Sambhar was recreated into Chandni Chowk by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and his team.
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Amitabh Bacchhan starrer Eklavya’s important scenes were also shot in Jaipur.
The indoor scenes featuring Saif Ali Khan and his sister’s rooms were shot in the royal City Palace. A special permission was taken from Maharani Gayatri Devi for this shooting.
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The superhit movie starring Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit also has sequences from Jaipur.
Remember the famous song “Koyal Si Teri Boli?” It was shot in the quaint backdrop of Hawa Mahal or the “Palace of Wind.”
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Jaipur is not only romancing the Indian Film industry but also Hollywood.
This English rom-com also boasts of sequences shot in Jaipur. The film has captured scenes from Narain Niwas, Tripolia Bazar, and also Jaipur Railway Station.
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Well, do we really need to tell you about this?
This upcoming period drama by Sanjay Leela Bhansali was embroiled in so many controversies for the last few months. The sets of the movie were attacked by the Rajput Karni Sena while the crew were shooting in Jaigarh Fort. Bhansali and his crew had to pack and leave the shooting abruptly.
While the movie is an anticipated release, it remains to be seen how much part of Jaipur would actually feature in the film.
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