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Veer Zara, Fan, Sanju and other Bollywood movies that were shot in celebrity homes

Bollywood movies are known for their locations. Sometimes picturesque, often opulent, it’s the hard work of the production team who scout out a few hundred locations before settling on the final spots. However, for the next five films, the locations were offered to them by the main actors, as they were filmed inside their own homes. Check out the full list below and let us know if you spotted them when you watched the movie!


1. Fan

This film could be seen as India’s response to Multiverse of Madness with SRK playing himself and his own fan. Naturally, for effect, the scenes had to be shot inside the iconic Mannat. There are a few sequences where the superstar was gracious enough for the production to take over his bungalow facing the sea.

Credit: Red Chillies Entertainment

2. Sanju

Scenes of Ranbir Kapoor starring were filmed at Sanjay Dutt’s posh apartment in Imperial Heights, Mumbai. The film, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, was a biopic about Dutt’s life.

Ranbir Kapoor and Dia Mirza in Sanju
Credit: Vinod Chopra Films

3. Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh

Directed by Karan Johar and part of the Bombay Talkies anthology series, this short film starred Rani Mukerji and Randeep Hooda in the lead roles. The film, which navigated the troubled marriage between the two leads, was also shot at Johar’s sea-facing house in Mumbai.

Randeep Hooda and Rani Mukerji in Bombay Talkies
Credit: Dharma Productions

4. Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Although the film was largely shot in Kashmir and parts of Pakistan, the producers also revealed that some footage was also shot at Salman Khan‘s Panvel farm.

Salman Khan Nawazuddin Siddique in Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Credit: Salman Khan Films

5. Veer Zara and Rang De Basanti

The Indo-Pak love story also featured footage that was filmed at Saif Ali Khan’s ancestral homestead, Pataudi Palace. The same location was also chosen for Rakeysh’s film Omprakash Mehra starring Aamir Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Madhavan alongside an ensemble cast.

Soha Ali Khan and Inaaya at the Pataudi Palace
Credit: Instagram/SohaAliKhan