A complete picture of beautiful and lively exotic locations, lovely heroines with beautiful costumes (especially chiffon sari), melodious songs and unforgettable romantic stories come to your mind when you remember Yash Chopra. And when you think of Yash Chopra's exotic locations, one place that strikes your mind is Switzerland - One of the richest countries in the world. By capturing both beauty of Switzerland as well as beautiful and romantic couple, Yash Chopra created his own style of filmmaking and no doubt that's the reason he is called King Of Romance. In short, we can say Switzerland is this Romantic dreamer's favourite place.
Yash Chopra was honoured by the Swiss Government for
rediscovering. On behalf of Swiss Government, he was presented a
Special Award by Ursula Andress. In Switzerland, Yash Chopra shot
at a lake in the Alpenrausch so often that it was christened Chopra
Lake. To offer a customised entertainment experience to
Indian-Movie Fans visiting Switzerland, Yash Raj
Films (YRF) & SOTC signed Licensing Agreement with
Swiss-based Brandinvest AG.
The romantic dreamer was felicitated with Swiss Ambassador Award
by the Embassy of Switzerland. He was honoured with the title
'Ambassador of Interlaken'. A train named after Yash Chopra, was
launched by him in Jungfrau Railways in Switzerland. Chopra's love
towards Switzerland began during his honeymoon and since then it
Check out the slides for the movies which Yash Chopra
and his banner Yash Raj Films shot in Switzerland.
Faasle, Vijay In Switzerland
Yash Chopra introduced Switzerland to Bollywood in 80s. His
first film shot in the country was Faasle (1985), which
was produced and directed by Yash Chopra himself. The film bombed
at the Box office because of its weak storyline and editing. It was
debut film of Rohan Kapoor (son of singer Mahinder Kapoor) and
actress Farha (niece of Shabana Azmi). The other film which was
shot in this country was Vijay (1988), which starred
Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Anupam
Kher in the lead roles.
Chandni In Switzerland
Chandni starred Rishi Kapoor, Sridevi and Vinod Khanna
in the lead role. This film made Switzerland a popular destination
for Indians to visit as most of the scenes and songs were shot in
the country. The film also made Yash Chopra's style evident.
Rishi and Sridevi running through Swiss mountains forming a beautiful backdrop for the romantic couple. The dream sequence including song, was shot in Switzerland. Also, the place where Khanna, who is on business trip, meets Kapoor was shot in Switzerland.
Darr In Switzerland
Darr, a romantic psychological thriller, directed by
Yash Chopra, starred Shahrukh as an obsessed lover, Sunny Deol and
Juhi Chawla in the lead role. In the movie, Sunny Deol and Juhi
Chawla go for a honeymoon trip to Switzerland. Few scenes where
Sunny, Juhi and Shahrukh meet during the trip were also shot in
Swiss. Song 'Tu mere saamne' with Shahrukh (in colourful shirt) and
Juhi (in Yash Chopra's trademark costumes: from pullover and
leggings to chiffon sari and a mini skirt) was shot on Jungfrau
DDLJ In Switzerland
DDLJ, which starred Sharukh Khan and Kajol was produced by Yash
Chopra. The movie was shot in many places of Switzerland. Kajol's
church scene was shot in Switzerland (church interior and exterior
were shot in two different places, of which one was Swiss). The
railway station where Kajol misses her train was Zweisimmen Railway
Station. Song 'Tujhe dekha' was shot in Saanen bridge and Lake
Lungerer Lee. Also in the song 'Zara sa jhoom', SRK picks drunk
Kajol to the hotel in a horse-carriage along the Gstaad Promenade.
The song was also shot at Jungfrau, Switzerland.
Mohabbatein and DTPH In Switzerland
Dil To Pagal Hai (DTPH), which was directed
and produced by Yash Chopra, starring Shahrukh Khan, Maduri Dixit
and Karisma Kapoor was also shot in Switzerland.
Mohobbatein, produced by Yash ji, starred Shahrukh, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Song 'Humko Humise' was shot in Lake Thun and Lake Amsoldingen in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland.
MDK And MYKSH In Switzerland
Mujhse Dosti Karoge (MDK), produced by Aditya
Chopra and Yash Chopra, is about the love triangle of three friends
played by Hrithik Roshan, Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor. Few
song sequences (Rani and Hrithik) were shot in Switzerland.
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (MYKSH), produced by Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra, starred Uday Chopra, Jimmy Shergill, Bipasha Basu and Tulip Joshi. Few song sequences (Uday, Jummy and Tulip) were shot in Switzerland.
Veer-Zaara And LCMD In Switzerland
Veer-Zaara directed by Yash Chopra, starred Shahrukh
Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee. The song, 'Yeh hum agaye'
was shot in Switzerland.
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (LCMD), the film made under Yash Raj Films, starred Rani Mukerjhee, Abhishek Bachchan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Kunal Kapoor. In the song, Ik Teekhi, Konkona and Kunal actually fly to Switzerland (business trip). 'Zara Gungunalein', (Rani and Abhishek), was shot at the ancient city of Lucerne in Switzerland.
Bachna Ae Haseeno In Switzerland
Bachna Ae Haseeno romantic comedy made under Yash Raj
Films, starred Ranbir Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone and
Minissha Lamba. Minissha's storyline was inspired by DDLJ
which was filmed in the similar locales of Switzerland as DDLJ.
Minissha misses her train after getting off at a station in
Switzerland. Ranbir and Minissha meet at Rougemont, Vaud,
Switzerland and start their scooter trip to Zurich. Song 'Aahista
Aahista' was shot at Glacier 3000 (Dog Sledging) in Gstaad,
Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Yash Chopra's last directorial movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan,
which is all set to hit the screen this Diwali, stars Shahrukh
Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. Yashji wanted to shoot
Katrina, with his trademark style (Katrina with chiffon sari)
romancing Shahrukh in the lush meadows of the Swiss Alps. But due
to Chopra's demise the trip to Switzerland was cancelled. It is
reported that Yash ji's track would be played during the film's end