Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, the top actors of #Bollywood, have openly spoken of their love for United Kingdom. It is not just for the beautiful locales but also for the amicable environment that makes such places like London, Wales, and Oxfordshire common sights seen in movie backdrops.
Popular destinations such as the Thames, Big Ben, London Eye and other landmarks locations can often be spotted in some of the hit Indian films. After Switzerland, which was the top destination for Indian filmmakers previously, the shift has drifted to London.
Katrina Kaif, a London-bred Indian actress, and Akshay Kumar prominently shot in London for the hit film Namaste London. Shah Rukh Khan has had a major love affair with UK as he has started off with the evergreen Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in 1995, shot extensively in popular attractions including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Westminster Bridge, Leicester Square and Buckingham Palace. He had also shot for films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham along with Hrithik Roshan and Amitabh Bachchan. His hit film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was shot in exotic locations of Scotland. Late filmmaker Yash Chopra shot his last film in Jab Tak Hai Jaan in London. In fact, the hit number saans, was painstakingly shot in the busy Camden Town. His upcoming film Fan will be the first Bollywood film to be shot in London.
It's also becoming increasingly common to see spectacular songs and dance numbers staged in front of landmarks such as the Tower Bridge or London Eye. The popularity of London through the Bollywood films have boosted its tourism and as a result, actor-producer Saif Ali Khan has been roped in the national tourism agency of Britain.
Saif was educated in London, has always spoken of his special connection with the unique city. He was lately seen shooting in the locations of Wembley and Ealing Road of London in his upcoming film Phantom, which also stars Katrina Kaif.
Saif will promote Bollywood Britain campaign which is part of the VisitBritain tourism promotion campaign which will further encourage more tourists to come to the UK.