Aksa Beach: This popular beach in Mumbai has grabbed the attention of film directors. The beach is located at Aksa village in Malad. The scenic stretch of Aksa Beach is dotted with several private cottages and hotels. The song ‘Tujhe Aksa Beach Ghuma Doon’ from the film ‘God Tussi Great Ho’ was shot at Aksa Beach. The beach is accessible via road and rail. All pics/YouTube
Bandra Fort: The spectacular view of Bandra-Wroli Sea Link and the Arabian Sea from Bandra Fort is extremely beautiful. Several scenes from Jaane Tu..Ya Jaane Na and Wanted were shot here. The fort is located beside Bandra Bandstand and is said to be a popular attraction site in Mumbai
Bandra Worli Sea Link: This location has been on the radar of many filmmakers. The splendid view of Mumbai’s iconic Bandra Worli Sea Link has been captured in several movies. The sea link is also popular amongst tourists and locals. Whoever comes to Mumbai for a vacation ensures that they take a drive through this scenic stretch
Carter Road: The 1.25 kilometre-long walkway is popular amongst youngsters, adults, and celebrities alike. Dotted with a jogging track, kid’s play area and dog park, Carter Road in Bandra is, in fact a popular hangout spot after Bandstand promenade. Carter Road Promenade, roadside eateries, and sea facing restaurants make the locality a popular film shooting location in Mumbai. Subhash Ghai’s 2003 film ‘Jogger’s Park’ was shot here
Colaba Causeway: This is a popular shopping hub for Mumbaikars. Colaba Causeway is dotted with upscale shops as well as street side stalls. The locality is also dotted with legendary restaurants, upscale hotels, and attraction sites. Colaba Causeway’s inevitable charm has not only attracted Mumbaikars, but also the film fraternity. A sequence of Aamir Khan’s ‘Talaash’ was 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 Bubly and Ra One were shot here
Dharavi: Asia largest slum, Dharavi, occupies a prominent position in the heart of Bollywood filmmakers. Sequences of several films like Slumdog Millionaire, Footpath, Traffic Signal, and Sarkar has been shot in Dharavi
Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat: This iconic place is where hundreds of people earn their living as washermen. The sight of manually washing clothes and hanging them all over is a visual treat for locals, tourists, photographers, as well as filmmakers. This is world’s largest open-air laundry and Kiran Rao’s popular film Dhobi Ghat was based upon this iconic spot in Mumbai
Gateway of India: This iconic monument overlooking the Arabian Sea is one of the stunning shooting locations 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
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. Celebrities’ bungalows like Amitabh Bachchan's Prateeksha and Jalsa are also located here. Scenes from movies like Anand and Seeta Aur Geeta were shot at Juhu beach
Marine Drive: The 3.6-kilometre-long arc-shaped boulevard in South Mumbai is one of the popular attractions. This is one of the ideal places to watch sunset and take a leisure walk. Marine Drive is not only a popular hangout joint, but also one of the most preferred shooting locations in Mumbai. Several sequences of films like Wake up Sid, Munnabhai MBBS and Dhoom were shot here
Old Vashi Bridge: Recently, filmmakers have started exploring Navi Mumbai. The suicide scene of Aditya Roy Kapoor in Aashiqui 2 was shot here. The bridge is no more in use and therefore turns out to be a peaceful film shooting location in Mumbai.
Here is a list of top 12 film shooting spots in Mumbai, which are also popular with tourist attractions. If you are in Mumbai, you cannot afford to miss out on these places. Take a look!