Aksa Beach: This beach in Mumbai has been a popular filming destination for many film directors over the years. The beach located at Aksa village in Malad, is a popular weekend destination for Mumbaikars. The scenic stretch of the beach is dotted with several private cottages and hotels. Few scenes of hit Bollywood films of the 1980s such as 'Sagar' were shot here. The song 'Tujhe Aksa Beach Ghuma Doon' from the film 'God Tussi Great Ho' starring Salman Khan was shot in Aksa Beach. The beach is accessible from Malad (West) railway station and from Borivali railway station via public transport vehicles, visitors also use private transport to reach the beach. All pics/YouTube
Bandra Worli Sea Link: This location has been on the radar of many filmmakers. Mumbai’s iconic Bandra Worli Sea Link has been captured in several movies and shot in a brilliant manner. The title song from the Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer OK Jaanu was shot here entirely. The sea link is also popular amongst tourists as well as locals. People who come vacationing to the city make it a point to go for a drive through this scenic stretch.
Juhu Beach: Yet another popular film shooting location in Mumbai, Juhu Beach has grabbed the attention of filmmakers and actors repeatedly. The beach area is also dotted with pubs, budget cafes, plush restaurants, and luxury hotels. Renowned Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's bungalows Prateeksha and Jalsa are located in the vicinity. Scenes from many Bollywood movies have been shot at Juhu beach.
Bandra Fort: Castella de Aguada also known as the Bandra Fort has been used as a shooting site by many Bollywood filmmakers. Several scenes from the film 'Jaane Tu..Ya Jaane Na' and Salman Khan's superhit film 'Wanted' were shot at Bandra Fort. The fort has also been featured in another Bollywood blockbuster 'Dil Chahta Hai' starring Aamir Khan. The fort is owned by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mumbai.
Carter Road: The 1.25 kilometre-long walkway in Bandra (West) is popular amongst youngsters, adults and celebrities alike. A jogging track, kid’s play area, a dog park, along with the Promenade, roadside eateries, and sea-facing restaurants make this area one of the most sought-after shooting locations for filmmakers. Subhash Ghai’s 2003 film 'Jogger’s Park' was shot at Carter Road.
Colaba Causeway: This south Mumbai area is a popular shopping hub in the city. Colaba Causeway is home to a wide variety of different shops and businesses ranging from upmarket retail showrooms, to street-side stalls selling everything from electronic goods to perfumes and footwear. The locality also boasts some popular eating joints. Colaba Causeway’s inevitable charm has not only attracted Mumbaikars, but also the film fraternity. A sequence of Aamir Khan’s 'Talaash' was shot at the Causeway.
Marine Drive: The 3.6-kilometre-long arc-shaped boulevard in south Mumbai is one of the popular tourist attractions. Tourists come from far and wide to see the sunset from Marine Drive. Not surprisingly, Marine Drive has been a go-to spot for shooting in many Bollywood movies. Several sequences of films like Wake up Sid, Munnabhai MBBS and Dhoom have been shot here.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT): Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, CSMT is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. CSMT is one of the busiest railway stations in India. For years, the railway station has been a preferred shooting site for Bollywood filmmakers. Scenes of popular films like Slumdog Millionaire, Chennai Express, Bunty Aur Babli and Ra.One have been shot at CSMT.
Dhobi Ghat: Hundreds of washermen earn the living at this open-air laundromat, which has become an iconic area of Mumbai. Dhobi Ghat is the biggest open-air laundry in the world and a visual treat for locals, tourists, photographers and of course the filmmakers. Kiran Rao’s popular film Dhobi Ghat was based upon this iconic spot in Mumbai
Dharavi: Bollywood filmmakers have a very soft spot for Asia's largest slum - Dharavi. Many sequences of several films like Slumdog Millionaire, Footpath, Traffic Signal, and Sarkar have been shot in this particular slum pocket
Gateway of India: This iconic monument overlooking the Arabian Sea is a stunning shooting location in Mumbai. Gateway of India has been repeatedly shown in Hindi movies. Song sequences from films like Kalyug, Ghajini and Bombay were shot here. The locality around Gateway of India is dotted with legendary cafes, modern-day restaurants, and open-air markets
Old Vashi Bridge: Filmmakers have now started exploring Navi Mumbai on a more frequent basis for filming scenes of movies. The suicide scene of the Aditya Roy Kapoor-starrer Aashiqui 2 was shot here
Many tourist destinations in Mumbai have been regularly used as a filming location by Bollywood and Hollywood filmmakers. We look at 12 shooting spots in Mumbai, which are also popular tourist attractions
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