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6 Bollywood movies shot in New Zealand

Bollywood movies are a treat to watch. With beautiful actors and stunning locations, the experience only gets bigger.
Stunning locations, the experience only gets bigger. From enchanting less explored places to exotic views, the movie makers make sure they select the best of the best destinations giving you a virtual tour around the globe in two hours. Ever thought about where these exotic locations are? Ever wondered where Hrithik shook a leg in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai? The answer is New Zealand! We at Pickyourtrail have come up with a list of 6 fantastic Bollywood movies shot in New Zealand, offering mesmerizing New Zealand Trip packages for you to explore these breathtaking filming locations firsthand.

Top 6 Bollywood movies shot in New Zealand

1. Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein

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This Bollywood flick starring Madhavan, Dia Mirza and Saif Ali Khan is a twisted tale of fate. The songs featured in this rom-com were shot in parts of New Zealand like Dunedin and Christchurch featuring the chalice sculpture, old post office building, clock tower and the octagon.

What you can do

Go on a gondola ride with your loved one and enjoy the view of this unique sightseeing experience while you enjoy a romantic ride high in the sky.

2. Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai

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This blockbuster film featuring Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel was shot in parts of New Zealand like Otago, Queenstown in the second half of the movie when the heroine Sonia moves there to battle depression. One of the famous songs in the film ‘Na tum jano na hum’, was shot in Canterbury, Christchurch.

What you can do:

Get a little adventurous in Queenstown and indulge in some adrenaline pumping activities like bungy jumping, skydiving, rafting or more like these.

3. Main Prem ki Diwani Hoon

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Yet another Bollywood rom-com featuring Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead is a tale of mistaken identity. This light-hearted movie was shot across various locations in New Zealand like Auckland, Queenstown and Christchurch.

The beautiful view in the song ‘Main bhi ghoom hoon’ which is portrayed as Sundernagar in the movie is actually a view of Queenstown. The college which Kareena graduates from is Hagley community college in Auckland.

What you can do:

The largest city of the country, Aukland offers you a variety of options to choose from to have a great time vacationing. From spending a laid-back evening in Mission Bay to having a great adventure in Skytower, the city has something for everyone.

4. Players

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This star-studded Bollywood flick which is essentially a heist film features the top stars like Bipasha Basu, Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor to name a few. Shot across New Zealand, you’ll come across parts of Auckland and Wellington in this movie.

What you can do

Bring out the foodie in you and relish the exotic food the city of Wellington has to offer. If you are into sightseeing and adventure, then head to the mountains and enjoy a scenic view of the city and harbour from Mount Victoria or choose from the variety of options the city of Auckland has to offer.

5. Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein

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Featuring debutante Richa Pallod and Fardeen Khan, this is a typical romantic movie shot in the beautiful locales of Wanaka, New Zealand. The song ‘Hua Dil ka Salaam’ where you find your favourite stars shake a leg to the beat was shot in Queenstown.

What you can do:

Satiate the inner adventurer in you and indulge in fun outdoor activities like kayaking, jet-boating and paddle-boating. Or you could also enjoy a relaxed holiday touring around the city and shopping to your heart’s content in the lakefront market.

6. I Hate Luv Storys

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With Sonam Kapoor and Imran Khan in the lead, this movie is all about love, life and romance. Along with two stunning leads, this movie takes you across the various exotic locales of New Zealand like Otago and Lake Wakatipu. The song ‘Sadka Kiya’ was shot in various locales of Queenstown including the Queenstown Waterfront.

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