Be Real-Life Kajol & SRK At The Iconic DDLJ Train Station Just 2 Hours Away From The City

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A little film trivia: The most climactic Bollywood scenes from DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and more were shot at Apta Station near Mumbai, and you can visit it.

Jaa, Simran, Jaa...

…You know the rest of the dialogue, don’t you? What airport scenes are to most Hollywood movies, train sequences are to the Hindi film industry. The movies we have grown up on have had everything of consequence take place at a train station. Be it a climax, a fight scene, the estrangement of lovers or the reconciliation – you can find a plot thicker than most between the platforms of an Indian railway station.

The most popular movies shot here have been Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge {you know the scene} and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai {when young, heartbroken Anjali throws her red dupatta to Tina from the train}, and even Rang De Basanti, we hear. Some of the lesser known ones are Khakee, Baaghi, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara and others.

How Do I Get There?

Apta station comes on the Panvel-Roha route in the Raigad district of Maharashtra {it is the station right after Panvel station}. Find out trains that go through the route and more information here.

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An avid Bollywood buff or want to get a cheesy shoot done? Apta station is only a train ride away to the perfect picture.

Disclaimer:  Do check with your photographer for permissions at these places as you may have to contact or get in touch with the authorities at Apta Station. It’d require a few days, so plan in advance.