Very few people know about this Bollywood theme park in India – even die-hard Bollywood fans.
Thanks to ‘ND’s Film Studios who got the great idea to launch a Bollywood theme park near Mumbai, which is extremely huge. They have tied up with MTDC for this idea. Conveniently located a few kilometres away from ‘Bollywood city’ in Khalapur (near Karjat), it is an amazing place to visit during the weekends.
Bollywood industry’s art director and production designer, Nitin Chandrakant Desai is the brain behind the project. You might be knowing his work through the movies like Swades, Lagaan, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S and Devdas.
You will also find rides and sculptures dedicated to other facets of the Indian film industry but it is mainly dedicated to Bollywood.
The fee for entry to the park is ₹1000. So what’s so special about the theme park?
Not just a theme park:
It has been only three years since the work for the theme park began. Before that, the place was an actual studio. And guess what? It is one even now. Film and TV shoots will continue to happen and if the producer permits, people can watch the live shoot happening inside the park.
Spread over 50-odd acres, this theme park is where movies like Bajirao Mastani, Jodhaa Akbar etc, were shot. It has also been the set for Big Boss at a point of time, among many other television shows.
Replicas of really famous streets like Chor Bazaar, Fashion Street etc. can be found here.
Feel like an actor:
Have you ever been roped in for a movie? Right here you will be, it is every fan’s dream to see how the movie is made, what will be inside the movie and a lot more. This unique aspect of the theme park allows you to be in the film. When you step inside this thing you will see that it has been created by some of the greatest movies, and you’ll feel that you’re being watched in that film by the audiences. This is the feel they offer you on your visit to the park.
Also, you can dress up like your favourite character, even put on makeup like them. Daily shows will be organised at the park where famous, iconic scenes from various movies will be played!
Accommodation options are also available.
So visit the theme park once for your love for the Bollywood industry and it is not even far, in a place like Karjat, which is a really scenic location.