Here we take a look at the Bollywood movies that have been filmed in the state of Gujarat. Film stars & crew members love shooting there as they also get to indulge in authentic Gujarati food on the sets. Besides, Gujarat is also a very film-friendly state as approvals can be obtained quickly.
Jackky Bhagnani’s Mitron was shot extensively in the city of Ahmedabad. Salman Khan Films’ Loveratri (starring brother-in-law Aayush Sharma) has been shot in Baroda.
Now that Bollywoods’ reach has increased so much more, the audience in these towns instantly connect with such films.
Bollywood Films Shot at Gujarat’s Iconic Heritage Site – Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
The Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara is an iconic heritage structure that is not just beautiful but also huge. It has an old-world charm to it, and combines contemporary art as well, making it suitable for filming Bollywood films/songs.
Bollywood Films Shot at Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara
Bollywood movie ‘Rang Rasiya’ (starring Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen) extensively features Vadodara’s Laxmi Vilas, and it really blends well with the theme of the movie that is based on famous Indian Painter Raja Ravi Verma. The palace also houses several paintings of the famous painter so that’s another reason why that place was chosen for the film.
The palace was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad more than a century ago; its believed to have been the largest private dwelling built till date, and is almost four times the size of the Buckingham Palace. The Laxmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara still remains the residence of the royal family, which is held in high esteem by the residents of Vadodara.
Some time back an entirely different genre of film was shot here.
Can you guess which one?
The movie Grand Masti movie featuring Vivek oberoi, Ritesh Deshmukh & Aftab Shivdasani was also shot at this stunning palace in Vadodara. The title song of Grand Masti was shot at the grand Durbar Hall of the Laxmi Vilas Palace.
Bollywood Films Shot in GONDAL Palaces (Gujarat)
The former princely state of Gondal is located in ‘Rajkot’ in the Indian state of Gujarat. Besides the several palaces, Gondal is also home to some famous temples such as Akshar Mandir (BAPS Swaminarayan), and Bhuvneshwari Mandir, Sureshwar Mahadev, and Dhareshwar Mahadev. No wonder people of Gondal are considered more spiritual.
Gondal also has very rich heritage of art and literature, and is the birthplace of several great poets, singers and artists. Famous singers like Pankaj Udhas & Manhar Udhas are from Gondal.
Recently, a few Bollywood Films have also been shot in GONDAL, and its various Palaces.
Sooraj Barjatya’s upcoming film ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ (starring Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor) have sequences that are filmed in Gondal.
As some of the leading Indian businessmen & politicians are from Gujarat (many from Rajkot), the Royal Gondal palaces also play host to several luxury weddings every year. Some of the biggest & grandest weddings happen in the vicinity.