First Bollywood Film To Be Shot in Switzerland: Its common for Bollywood movies to be shot around the world nowadays, but several decades back Indian filmmakers would take pride in the fact that their movies were shot in foreign locales, especially in Switzerland.
Its a known fact that Yash Chopra loved to shoot his films in Switzerland, and is credited for highlighting the beauty of the country to Indians.
But do you know which was the first Bollywood film to be filmed in Switzerland? No, it wasn’t any Yash Chopra movie.
The first Bollywood film shot in Switzerland was Sangam in 1964. The film’s lead actors were Raj Kapoor, Vyjayanthimala and Rajendra Kumar. The movie has produced and directed by Raj Kapoor.
Sangam was Raj Kapoor’s first color production and that’s the reason he chose to film the movie in a foreign country. the movie was shot in various locations in Europe, including Switzerland.
In the movie Sangam, the leading couple (Raj Kapoor & Vyjayanthimala) honeymoons in Switzerland’s Grand Hotel Giessbach high above Lake Brienz, and Sangam captures the castle-like hotel before it was renovated in 1979..
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