List of Bollywood Movies Shot in Singapore
Singapore is a stunningly picturesque country which has all what a Bollywood movie producer can ask for – pretty beaches, exquisite greenery, amazing background locales to shoot in. Bollywood is the Hindi movie industry of India which generates multimillion dollar movies shot in exotic locales with mostly escapist themes which have both local and worldwide appeal and huge box office collections to boot.
There was a scheme ‘Film in Singapore’ recently released by the Singapore Tourism Board for film producers.
So let’s get to know which one of the Bollywood movies have been shot in Singapore.
Krrish was the first Hindi movie shot in Singapore under the above scheme which had many scenes and songs shot there. There were many locales which were seen in the blockbuster movie like Cavenagh Bridge, Fountain of wealth, Lau Pa Sat Clock Tower.
Some major scenes with the lead actor, Hrithik Roshan and senior actor, Naseeruddin Shah were shot at Esplanade, theatres on the bay in Singapore. There was a famous song, Koi Tumsa Nahi with Hrithik Roshan and the lead actress, Priyanka Chopra also shot there at the Mica building in Singapore. Krissh and the sequel, Koi Mil Gaya were so famous especially among young children that it gave rise to video games, new animated cartoons, comics and branded toys as well.
2. Badrinath ki Dulhaniya
Badrinath Ki Dulhania is one of the latest indian romantic comedy flim to have been shot in Singapore released in 2017. This movie was produced by Karan Johar, a very prominent and prolific producer and director. It was directed by Shashank Khaitan and starred the teen heartthrobs Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan along with many other actors. One prominent scene in the movie was shot in Henderson Waves Bridge in Singapore.
This movie also has a recreated and remixed version of an old Hindi song ‘Tamma Tamma’ which was shot in a Singapore nightclub and also around many places like Gardens by the Bay, Clarke quay and Universal studios.
3. Dear Zindagi
Dear Zindagi was another one of the prominent Hindi film to have been shot extensively in Singapore. This was a production from the Dharma Productions and Red Chilies Entertainment part owned by Shahrukh Khan, one of the top Bollywood actors and directed by Gauri Shinde. The movie starred Alia Bhatt and Shahrukh Khan and was shot in many locations in Singapore.
4. De Dana Dan
De Dana Dan was another big budget Hindi movie which was shot in different locations in Singapore. This movie had many actors in starring role including Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and Katrina Kaif and was directed by famous director, Priyadarshan.
A song in this movie was pictured in locations like Chevron house, raffles, East Coast Park, Marina Barrage and chain bridge. Many scenes in the movie were also shot in Fusionopolis and the Pan Pacific hotel as well.
5. Pyaar Impossible
Pyaar Impossible bollywood romantic comedy film released on 2010 was shot in Singapore was directed by Jugal Hansraj and starred Priyanka Chopra and Uday Chopra. A lot of the prominent scenes were shot in Elgin Bridge and also esplanade, theatres on the bay in Singapore.
6. Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya
Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya movie released in 2009 starring Aishwarya Rai and Bobby Deol in the lead roles and directed by veteran actor Rishi Kapoor which released in the year 1997. There was a song in the movie ‘Ek Din Kahin Hum Tum Mile’ was shot at Sentosa, Southern islands, raffles place, tiger balm gardens in Singapore. Some scenes were also shot with their backdrop at Fountain of wealth at Suntec city, Singapore.
Ajnabee Bollywood suspense thriller film released on 2001 starring Akshay Kumar Bobby Deol, Kareena Kapoor directed by Abbas Mustan and produced by Vijay Galani. Ajnabee has been shot entirely on foreign locations -Mauritius, Singapore and Switzerland
Singapore Tourism Board is ramping up its efforts to connect with Hindi and Tamil movie producers to increase the number of films shot in Singapore. In 2016, it was estimated that Indonesia was first, followed by China and Australia in the list of countries from which tourists were arriving in Singapore.
India was a close fourth in this year taking up the fourth position. Singapore Tourism Board wants to increase its marketing efforts significantly to even increase the number of visitors from India to Singapore. In the year of 2016 7.7% incrementally more Indian tourists visited Singapore as compared to the number in the previous year.
In the Singapore cruise market, Indians specifically accounted for the first position in terms of the total number of tourists arriving from the country and which marked a huge 26% increase over the last year.