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Five Bollywood movies that were shot in Meghalaya!
TNT Five Things | SHILLONG, August 13, 2018
For a movie industry that prefers flying long distances to European nations for a single dance sequence, Bollywood has also been paying attention to the North East as a shoot locale.
The seven sisters — Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura — have over the years been on Bollywood's map for shooting its movies.
Here are five Bollywood movies that were shot in Meghalaya!
1. Rock On 2
Most recently, the sequel of 'Rock On!!' (2008) was shot in Shillong, Meghalaya. The movie stars Shradhha Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and Arjun Rampal among other Bollywood A-listers. Shot extensively in Shillong, the movie has also used songs by local artistes for some of its title tracks. The story revolves around a burnt out musician (Farhan Akhtar) who leaves Mumbai to find peace and rediscover his music in the hills of Shillong.
2. Kurbaan (1991)
Deepak Bahry's 'Kurbaan' (1991) was shot in Shillong, Meghalaya. The film starred with Salman Khan and Ayesha Jhulka.
The red jeep used in the film by Salman Khan is said to have belonged to a local store owner in the Laban area of Shillong, who became a star himself after the shoot.
Parts of the film were shot in Kendriya Vidyalay, Upper Shillong. There were also reports of an altercation between Salman Khan and locals after the Khan allegedly got into some trouble at a popular hotel in Shillong.
3. Ek Pal (1986)
Kalpana Lajmi shot her movie 'Ek Pal' (1986) in Shillong, Meghalaya, and Jorhat, Assam. The film starred famous actors Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi.
4. Har Pal (2007)
Jahnu Barua's 'Har Pal' was shot in Shillong, Meghalaya. Preity Zinta and Shiny Ahuja starred in the movie together. It was filmed in 2007, but did not see light of day owing to some legal problems.
5. Keh Do Na
Another romantic Bollywood film titled 'Keh do na', which is a joint venture of production houses from Mumbai and Meghalaya is set to be shot in the state this year.
Director Karan Kashyap said that the shooting for the movie will begin in the last month of October or first week of November and is likely to be released in April.
Kashyap, who is the proprietor of Aura Mx Entertainment and Kit Kharmalki, local filmmaker and head of KK Pictures, said that the film will highlight the state's "culture and folk dance".