India has always attracted film-makers globally. It could be because of its vivid ethnicity or rich culture. A few shots from India in the movie just makes it more appealing. Similarly, India has welcomed many Hollywood film-makers.
There is no dearth of Indians in the Hollywood. There are Indian born American celebrities like Kunal Nayyar, who plays the role of 'Raj Kootharpalli' in 'The Big Bang Theory'. And celebrities that got married in Desi Style!
One such example of Hollywood celebrities embracing India and her culture are the singer Katy Perry and comedian Russel Brand. The duo had an exotic Indian wedding in Rajasthan. Their love for India did not stop at that. The couple has many tattoos on the body in Sanskrit.
Other celebrities that have Indian themed tattoos on the body are Angelina Jolie, who has a Buddhist Pali inscription on her back, Miley Cyrus with an 'Om' on her wrist and David Beckham has his wife Victoria's name tatted on his arm in Hindi.
India as a country, her culture and rich tradition has been mentioned in many Hollywood movies and shows. Be it talking about worshiping the Holy cow or traveling in the crowded Indian Railways,especially, Mumbai.
If we are talking about the Hollywood movies filmed in India, the list goes on and on! The film-makers from the West have explored and showcased every beautiful details of India in their movies and some have focused on the serious issues ignored in India.
India has been the platform to film Hollywood action movies, too! For Instance, the 'Octopussy', the 13th of James Bond movies was filmed in Udaipur, Rajasthan. So was the romantic comedy, 'Outsourced',shot in Mumbai.
We have chosen the 7 most known Hollywood movies that were partly or completely filmed in India. Grab your puffed rice packets (an Indian snack, like pop corn) and get ready for a Desi ride!
Eat Pray Love (Delhi)
Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic drama and comedy film that stars Julia Roberts in the lead role. The spiritual-self and praying part of the movie was shot in Delhi, the Capital city of India.
Mission Impossible 4 (Mumbai)
Tom Cruise starring movie, Mission Impossible 4, an American action movie has scenes shot amidst the crowded lane and the streets of Mumbai. The movie also stars the renowned Indian actor, Anil Kapoor.
A Mighty Heart (Pune)
The drama film directed by Michael Winterbottom was filmed in Pune, Maharashtra. The movie stars Angelina Jolie, who also has Indian themed tattoos on.
The Hundred Foot Journey (Mumbai)
'The Hundred Foot Journey', a movie based on the novel of the same name had its first few scenes shot in Mumbai. The movie revolves around Indian family consisting of talented cooks who re-locate to Europe to start a restaurant.
Slumdog Millionaire (Mumbai)
Who wouldn't have heard of this movie? The drama film based on the novel 'Q & A' won many awards and was highly appreciated and criticized globally. The movie stars Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto. It was shot entirely in Mumbai.
Life Of Pi (Mumbai)
Directed by Ang Lee, the movie is based on the survival of a boy with a tiger on a lifeboat after a shipwreck. The film was shot in parts of Puducherry and Kerala. It takes you through the rich culture of South India in the initial scenes.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Rajasthan)
The 2012 British drama film was entirely shot in Udaipur and Jaipur, Rajashthan. The movie was filmed in a hotel by the name Ravla Khempur, which was previously the palace of the Tribal Chieftain of the village.