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Do you know that these Super hit English songs were shot in India.

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At this point: India, with its diverse culture, finds festivals and infectious energy quite appealing to the West. Many times, divine inspiration, from the world, comes to our country for salvation or just to see the colorful and controversial communities laden along the length and breadth of the Indian subcontinent. Its natural beauty combined with the rich culture makes for a complete visual treat and that is why many international music artists prefer to shoot their music videos here. At the top of your head, you may remember Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend", but there are more! Here is a list of some of the famous songs filmed on Indian soil, and they all sound great that we can add.


Major Laser and DJ Snake feat "Lean On". MO

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The 2015 party anthem, "Lean On", was filmed in Karjat and Vasai, both locations in Maharashtra. The song opens in a palace set with Danish singer M.O. But here's a fun fact- it was not an actual palace, but the same set used in the film Jodha Akbar, designed by Nitin Desai. Apart from using the location, the song was directed with a lot of Indian sensibilities, such as artists dancing in Kasavu sarees, artists singing inside a bus, busy streets, and so on.


"Hymn to the Weekend" by Coldplay

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By far the most famous song for the use of Indian elements, "Hymn for the Weekend" (2016) was shot in Worli village, Mumbai and parts of Kolkata. The fort was shown at the beginning of the video and in the middle is the Bassein Fort aka St. Sebastian's Fort in Vasai, Mumbai. It was also shot at the famous Maratha temple theater. The music video is based on the Indian festival of Holi and the celebration of life. In Palak and Miss Second, one can also be seen running in ethnic costumes with a Bollywood actress, Sonam Kapoor.


"Magenta Rhythm" by DJ Snake

The latest addition to the list, "Magenta Ridim" (2018) is a fun-looking video, shot in the famous Ramoji Rao Film City, Telangana. Inspired by Tollywood style, the music video has a South Indian touch and follows a squad of firefighters who cannot stop dancing. Most of the talent and crew involved in making the video were local artists. DJ Snake has a keen interest in India and the Indianness of its stuff for "Magenta Rhythm" is not his first song to shoot here.


"Bounce" by Iggy Azalea

Australian rapper Iggy Azalia dropped her hip-hop track "Bounce" in 2013 and showed enthusiastic guests from the Taj Mahal to elephants dancing at an Indian wedding. The video was filmed in Mumbai, where we see Iggy singing and dancing in saris and once in full bridal attire! Elephants, temples, children performing Pandit Aarti and celebrating Holi were also part of the video which made it more desi and real.


"Cave" by Mumford & Sons

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London-based rock band Mumford & Sons released their third single "The Kew" in 2010 and it was shot entirely in Goa. In the video, we see the band members riding two wheelers in and around Goa. The USP of the video makes it on the list that the lead singer speaks two lines in Hindi at the beginning of the video. how cool is that!

Biba by "Marshmello"


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American DJ, Marshmello's love for Bollywood and Shah Rukh Khan is evident in his song "Biba". When EDM composer VH1 Supersonic was in India for 2018, he shot the song Peppy in a studio in Mumbai. Paying tribute to Bollywood, "Biba" was composed by Pritam and directed by Puneet D Malhotra of The Student of the Year fame. It had iconic Bollywood frames such as Saraso's farm scene from DDLJ and dance scenes from Devdas. And the best part is that SRK himself has a cameo in it.



If you are aware of more international songs that have been shot in India, please let us know. We will add them to the list.

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