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Bollywood in Scotland

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Bollywood film makers have used Scotland as the stage for scenes in many Bollywood films. The romantic atmosphere of Scotland’s beautiful cities, castles and lochs compliment the music and the themes of the films and provide the perfect backdrop.

Duglad Stewart Monument overlooking a sunny Edinburgh

Bollywood blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) directed by Karan Johar features multiple Scottish locations in the title song alone including Eilean Donan Castle, Tantallon Castle, Glencoe and more. Much of Pankaj Kappor’s Mausam (2011) was filmed in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. The scene where Harry (Shahid Kapoor) sees Aayat (Sonam Kapoor) for the first time was shot at the Dugald Stewart Monument (shown above) and their ball dance was filmed at Donaldson’s School, also in Edinburgh. Many other Edinburgh locations feature in this film such as St Giles’ Cathedral, Usher Hall and the Grassmarket.

Film poster for Bollywood blockbuster "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai"Eilean Donan Castle and its reflection in the water of the loch.

(Eilean Donan Castle which appears in the title song of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)


Below you can find a list of Bollywood films that recorded scenes in Scotland, click on them to see where they were filmed.


Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000)    Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)    Tera Mera Saath Rahen (2001)

Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002)     Mausam (2011)    Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta (2001)

Baar Baar Dekho (2016)    Kuch Khati Kuch Mithi (2001)    Tum Bin II (2016)

Aarzoo (1999)        Mausam (2011)

For a PDF map of even more Bollywood films that have been filmed in Scotland click here.

Recognise any? If you would be interested in visiting any of these locations check our tours page to see if any stop by places you would like to see:

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