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5 Gorgeous Locations to Relive the Bollywood-Switzerland Connection

5 Gorgeous Locations to Relive the Bollywood-Switzerland Connection wikimedia

Before London, Prague and France became a popular location of Bollywood directors, there was Switzerland and one man, Yash Chopra, single-handedly increased its popularity among the Indian audience. Know more about Bollywood's romance with Switzerland.

5 Gorgeous Locations to Relive the Bollywood-Switzerland Connection:

  1. Switzerland

Day 1. Alpenrausch lake and Alps in Chandni

Alpenrausch lake and Alps in Chandni
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Though Chopra shot in Switzerland as early as 1995 for his film Faasle, it was Chandni, starring Rishi Kappor and Sridevi,  which released in 1989 that paved way for Switzerland becoming the essential ingredient of any Bollywood movie. The audience was awestruck the the pristine beauty.

Day 2. Snow covered Alps in Darr

Snow covered Alps in Darr
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With an iconic movie capturing the imagination of audience through a maniacal lover in Shak Rukh Khan, Darr was beautifully shot in parts of Switzerland, like the backdrop of Alps. A couple of song sequences and some other scenes further made way for Switzerland and its enchanting vistas.

Day 3. Bern and Fribourg in DDLJ

Bern and Fribourg in DDLJ
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Probably the single most influential movie in immortalizing Switzerland for Indian audiences, DDLJ took foreign locations to a whole different level, inducing waderlust in countless hearts. The church scene, the railway station scene, the bridge scene were all shot here.

Day 4. Gstaad in Bachna Ae Haseeno

Gstaad in Bachna Ae Haseeno
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A change of scenery as the mountains were not covered with snow anymore, the scenes in Bachna ae Haseeno with its lush green frames gave travel gols to a new generation and reignited the somewhat waning interest in Switzerland.

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Day 5. Verzasca dam in Dhoom 3

Verzasca dam in Dhoom 3
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Though London, Paris and other European countries took the lead in 2000s, Switzerland had its fair share of scenes in blockbuster movies like Dhoon 3 which captures the beauty of the Verzasca dam in its climax.

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