Humayun’s Tomb (tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun), located at Nizamuddin in Delhi, is a popular tourist as well as filming location. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s son Akbar in 1569-70; the monument was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.
Bollywood films shot at Humayun’s Tomb:
- Fitoor starring Aditya Roy Kapoor & Katrina Kaif had a scene that were shot at Humayun’s Tomb
- Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Kareena Kapoor & Salman Khan) had scenes that were shot at Humayun’s Tomb
- “Bol Naa Halke Halke” song from “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom” (Abhishek Bachchan & Prety Zinta) shot at the Humayun’s Tomb.
- “Shukran Allah” song from Kurbaan (Kareena & Saif) shot at Humayun’s tomb.
- Mere Brother ki Dulhan, featuring Imran Khan & Katrina Kaif also had few scenes that were filmed here
- Aamir Khan’s character in “Fanaa” takes Kajol and her friends on a Dilli darshan, and one of the places they visit is Humayun’s Tomb.
To film at this location, one needs permission from The Archeological Survey of India (ASI), and they are quite strict aout adhering to the rules, doesn’t matter how big the star in the film. ASI once temporarily stalled the shooting of “Veer Zaara” at Humayun’s Tomb, because Shah Rukh and Preity ventured into forbidden areas of the monument (that had been closed to the public).
So the next time you’re in Delhi, do visit Humayun’s Tomb; you never know, you could bump into some Bollywood star.