Rockstar details the life of a struggling musician who goes on to make it big. And this journey of his is set across several locations in India and outside. Imtiaz Ali keeps his date with the mountains of Himalayas as he does in all his films, while traversing through the capital and other parts of the country. We explore the pick of these destinations and what you can do there.
Hauz Khas Complex, Delhi
A mosque, seminary and tomb dating back to the 13th century constitute this popular compound. A famous place to hang out, you can explore the delicate ruins, relax around the splendid lake or just laze around the well-kept lawns. In the film, Nargis and Ranbir glug down desi liquor in the song “Tum Ho” at this hideout.
How to reach: Walk down or take a rickshaw from Hauz Khas or Green Park metro stations.
Gloria Church, Mumbai
Built by the Portuguese in 1632, this is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in Mumbai. The architecture of the church is striking, with grey stone walls and tall peaked spires. It is therefore a famed shooting spot in Mumbai. The song “Sadda Haq” has scenes shot here.
How to reach: It can be reached by taxi from the Byculla station.
Seat of Happiness Temple, Dharamshala
Here, you will be amazed by the 1173 murals of the Buddha, sketches from the life of the 14th Dalai Lama, and frescoes of all the Dalai Lamas. Parts of the song “Sadda Haq” were shot here.
How to reach: It is located in McLeodganj, which can be reached by air via Gaggal Airport. It can also be reached by road from Delhi.
Hindu College, Delhi
This is one of the oldest colleges of Delhi, and is ranked among the best in the country. It is a popular shooting location for several Bollywood films. The Virgin Tree, PAM, and Nescafe are the popular hangout locations. The song “Jo Bhi Mein” was shot here.
How to reach: Walk down or take a rickshaw from Vishwavidyalaya metro station.
Betaab Valley, Kashmir
Journey through several places with Rockstar
This paradisiacal place is a base camp for several treks in the Himalayas. Lush green meadows and snow-clad mountains present panoramic views. It is also a popular honeymoon destination. Parts of the song “Katiya Karun” were shot here.
How to reach: The closest airport is at Srinagar, from where you can take a bus or taxi.