From ZNMD To Dil Dhadakne Do, 7 Shooting Locations Of Iconic Zoya Akhtar Films

Some of Zoya Akhtar's movies have been shot at breathtaking destinations.

by Shreya Ghosh
From ZNMD To Dil Dhadakne Do, 7 Shooting Locations Of Iconic Zoya Akhtar Films

Recent travel trends revealed social media’s influence on globetrotters’ travel itineraries. With Netizens flooding social media with travel diaries, it is easy to take inspiration from these platforms today. But what about the time when Gen Z used the Internet to play games, download songs, and watch movies? Those were the days when Hindi movies of Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, and renowned filmmakers inspired us to plan holidays. From Dil Chahta Hai to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, we desire to explore with our friends like these movies. Let’s take a look at some picturesque filming locations of Zoya Akhtar’s films and plan a vacation ASAP!

Breathtaking Filming Locations Of Zoya Akhtar Films

1. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD) is one of the most beautiful chapters of Zoya Akhtar’s directorial career. Soon, the film will celebrate 13 years of its release. However, we still feel the same excitement while watching it, even after many years. The scenic filming locations are one of the biggest highlights of ZNMD.

The team shot it in many picturesque destinations, both in India and abroad. The movie beautifully captured the European magnificence of Spain’s Costa Brava, Barcelona, Buñol, Andalusia, Catalonian region, and Pamplona.

2. Dil Dhadakne Do

Shooting Locations Zoya Akhtar
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While Dil Dhadakne Do is still a fan-favourite for several reasons, I always enjoy watching it for the alluring vistas captured in different shots. I have added a luxury cruise journey to my bucket list after being inspired by this film. Major parts of the movie have been filmed in France, Italy, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey.

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3. Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.

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Before Zoya Akhtar made her directorial debut in the Bollywood industry, she joined the Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. team as the executive producer. The rom-com has been filmed in some of Goa’s most famous and beautiful destinations. From Aguada Fort to Corjuem Fort to Dona Paula, watching this movie is similar to being transported to the splendid sights of Goa virtually.

4. Zoya Akhtar’s Film: The Archies

One of director Zoya Akhtar’s latest releases was The Archies. Released on Netflix, the story revolves around a group of teenagers residing in an Indian town named Riverdale. One of our country’s most popular hill stations, Ooty was the primary shooting location of this movie. This enchanting hill town in Tamil Nadu became a phenomenal backdrop for The Archies.

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Which is your favourite Zoya Akhtar movie? Let us know!

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