Shah Rukh Khan was recently in Punjab, shooting the last stretch of his upcoming film, to be directed by Imtiaz Ali. The movie also stars Anushka Sharma.
The director and the two actors were seen filming in Ludhiana and Amritsar.
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Navjot Singh Sidhu to Focus on Tourism
Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who also looks after tourism for the state, is keen to get a brand ambassador like Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on board to promote tourism in Punjab.
“I have seen great brand ambassadors like Bachchan saab. The problem is that we have so many sacred places but no one to help tourists coming here. Almost 1.25 lakh people visit the Golden Temple everyday but most of them pay obeisance at the shrine and return to their states by afternoon. Why? Because we never provided them clean toilets, hygienic and affordable places to stay. We need to aggressively advertise our tourism,” Sidhu.
Sidhu said his department is working out a tourism package tat will appeal to tourists visiting Punjab and Jammu. “We are going to conceive a package of circuit tourism, which will help people visit the Darbar Sahib, enjoy a zaika of Amritsari food, then leave for Beating the Retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah border, heritage visit to birthplace of Luv Kush and then to Vaishno Devi in Jammu,” said Sidhu.
Bollywood Film Celebrities from Punjab
Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar (Punjab), and today is one of the superstars in Bollywood. Here are some famous Bollywood celebrities, who hail from Punjab.
The Chopras: Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra and family
The Deols: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Esha Deol, Abhay Deol
The Roshans: Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik Roshan
The Singhs: Dara Singh, Vindu Dara Singh
The Puris: Madan Puri, Amrish Puri
The Khannas: Rajesh Khanna, Twinkle Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Akshaye Khanna, Rahul Khanna
The Bedis: Kabir Bedi, Pooja Bedi
The Kapurs: Pankaj Kapur, Shahid Kapoor
The Kapoors: Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Karan Kapoor
The Kapoors – Anil Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor
The Dhawans: David Dhawan, Varun Dhawan, Rohit Dhawan, Anil Dhawan
The Devgans: Veeru Devgan, Ajay Devgan, Anil Devgan
The Kapoors: Jeetendra, Tusshar Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor
The Oberois: Suresh Oberoi, Vivek Oberoi
The Dutts: Nargis Dutt, Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt
Top Festivals in Punjab
- Kila Raipur Sports Tour Package (Rural Olympics)
- Hola Mohalla Festival 2017
Punjab, located in the north west of India, is the land of five rivers. Also referred to as the “Granary of India”, Punjab is the second largest producer of major agricultural products in India, and is home to rich farmers. In fact, Punjab is one of the most prosperous states in India.
Lot of Punjabi’s join the defence forces and also represent India in sports – the state is also well-known for its sports and hosiery goods industry.
When in Punjab, you can see ancient monuments, gurudwaras, temples, serene lakes, sacred shrines, and wildlife sanctuaries.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Punjab is in the spring (February to April) and in the autumn (September to November).