Chandigarh has been chosen as the location for the shooting of yet another Bollywood movie. This time, it is a new romantic flick titled Manmarziyan starring Ayushmann Khurana. The movie “Manmarziyan” will see Ayushmann Khurana paired with Bhumi Padnekar, who was his co-star in Dum Laga Ke Haisha. The duo is ready to work their magic again though an altogether different get up and with the beautiful locations of Chandigarh.
After being famous for thousands of Punjabi songs, Chandigarh is gaining popularity as a hot spot as the shooting location for Bollywood films. Earlier, movies like Dev D and Zero Dark Thirty were shot in Chandigarh which brought laurels to the city as a movie shooting destination.
The relation between Ayushmann Khurana & Chandigarh
Ayushmann Khurana, aged 31, who got a great fame after his excellent role in the movie Vicky Donor shares a deep relation with the city of Chandigarh. Ayushmann was born in Chandigarh and he did his schooling from St. John’s High School in sector 26. After that he studied from DAV College in Sector 10, Chandigarh.
Manmarziyan will be first movie through which Ayushmann will be shooting in Punjab and that too in Punjabi. To show the rich Punjabi culture of Chandigarh, the actor has also grown a beard. Ayushmann started his career as a Television anchor and made a Bollywood debut in 2012 through Shoojit Sircar’s romantic comedy Vicky Donor opposite Yami Gautam. The movie was a super duper hit.
Manmarziyan Movie Cast
Along with Ayushmann Khurana, who is in Chandigarh and has begun the shooting for Manmarziyan, Bhumi Padnekar will play the led role in the movie. She made her debut under YRF banner with Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Both the co-stars will be acquiring a special avatar for the movie. Bhumi will be losing her extra 30 kilos which she had gained as was the demand of the character of the role of an overweight married woman in her earlier movie. She is also learning Punjabi. Ayushmann is playing a Punjabi boy for this movie and has grown a beard.
The film is being directed by Sameer Khurana who was much acclaimed as the director of Luv ShuvTe Chicken Khurana. It will be produced by Tanu weds Manu Returns director Anand L Rai.
Manmarziyan’s Chandigarh Shooting Locations
Ayushmann had tweeted that he is in Chandigarh to shoot his new movie Manmarziyan. However, the set locations have not been disclosed yet. Manmarziyan is a Punjabi flick with a romantic touch. So, most probably, the roads of Chandigarh, some gardens and parks and maybe a college campus are included in the sets. This is not the first time that Chandigarh is being selected for a movie shooting location. Even a Hollywood movie has been shot in the beautiful city of Chandigarh.
Zero dark thirty, an American action thriller film which was released in 2012 was also shot in Chandigarh. Parts of the film were shot at PEC University of Technology in Sector 12 while some other parts were shot in Manimajra and other locations within Chandigarh. The city of Chandigarh was designed to look like Lahore and Abbottabad in Pakistan for this Hollywood movie’s shooting.