The hill-state of Uttarakhand has now become a hotspot for Bollywood filmmakers who prefer the picturesque hill-state for their shooting locale to foreign destinations. Over the years big Bollywood directors such as Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar, Sharat Katariya, Shree Narayan Singh, Tigmanshu Dhuliya, Ajai Devgan, John Abraham and many more have chosen Uttarakhand and shot extensively in its picturesque locales dotted all over the State.
In the recent past, the film units of Bollywood block busters such as ‘Bunty aur Babli’, ‘Lakshya’, ‘Dum Laga kar Haisha’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, ‘Bati gul meter chaalo,’ ‘Kedarnath’, ‘Parmanu’ have been shot in places known for its scenic beauty such as Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Pithoragarh, Chamoli, Dehradun and other as well. Following this growing trend is Director Puneet Malhotra who is all set to shoot the sequel to Student of the Year in Mussoorie and Dehradun over the next few weeks.
Director Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year,’ which was the debutant movie of actor Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan was short on-location in Dehradun’s Forest Institute of India and Kasiga School, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that its sequel’s will be shot in the region as well.
Student of the Year part II, will see emerging action-hero Tiger Shroff shake a leg with Ananya Pandey (daughter of Chunky Pandey) in her debutant movie along with TV actor Tara Tutariya who makes the transition from television to films with this movie.
The film unit had done a detailed recee towards the end of last year and have been in Dehradun for the past one week tying up loose ends before they start shooting extensively in the valley and in-around Mussoorie over the next 4-5 weeks that is said to begin from today.