Bollywood Sightseeing Tours Mumbai
|Mumbai is the heart of the
Hindi film industry and has film studios dotted all across the city.
But surprisingly none offer official tours. Indeed, the biggest,
Film City, actually bans foreign nationals from entering. How this
will work when the multi-million dollar Bollywood Museum is opened
on the site is anyone’s guess.
Instead you have to take one of the many Studio Tours offered by travel companies. These companies rely on the contacts they've built up to get you onto the film lots andmeet cast and crew. They are not cheap – prices start from $US100 but there is a good chance you will get to see a movie or TV show being shot. Just make sure to ask if they are visiting Film City, otherwise you’ll be left at the gate! More information
What better way to experience
the full Bollywood experience than join the throngs and watch the
latest Bollywood blockbuster at one of Mumbai’s many cinemas?
|Meet Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is arguably India's most famous movie star, rising to fame in such classics as Deewar and Zanjeer. And you can see him every Sunday when opens the gates to his residence in Juhu and waves at his fans.
He has been doing it without fail for over 32 years now, prompting people to travel from all over India – and the world – just to catch a glimpse of him. He often posts photos of the crowds on Twitter.
He lives at: Jalsa, B/2, Kapol Housing Society, VL Mehta Road, Juhu, Mumbai
|Buy a poster
A Bollywood movie poster makes the perfect souvenir of your Mumbai Bollywood experience. Hand painted movie posters used to be quite an industry on the back streets of Mumbai: you would see hundreds of artists painting banners and posters for the latest blockbuster.
Sadly, the advent of digital printing has changed all that. It's quicker, cheaper, but lacking the romance of the old posters.
But don’t despair! Head down to Bollywood Bazaar, a shop on Mutton Street in Chor Bazaar that has been selling Indian film industry memorabilia for over 65 years. Owner Shahid Mansoori has collected thousands of posters over the years and prices range from Rs.50 to Rs.5000, depending on whether it is an original first print or a 2nd or 3rd print.
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