Bollywood in Turkey

Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

On a cruise to celebrate their parents’ 30th wedding anniversary, a brother and sister deal with the impact of family considerations on their romantic lives.

Director: Zoya Akhtar
Writers: Zoya Akhtar (story), Reema Kagti (story)
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shetty, Priyanka Chopra


Many Bollywood Movies shot in Turkey in the last 5 years.

  • Ek Tha Tiger
  • Game
  • Guru
  • Race 2
  • Vaada Raha

Ek Tha Tiger’ was shot in places such as Mardin, Istanbul and Antalya in Turkey.
The Song Mayya Mayya in Guru shows the Nuruosmaniye Mosque in Istanbul
Mardan Palace in Antalya is shown as John’s palace in Race 2.
Several South Indian movies have been shot in ‘Cappadocia’ in Turkey.

Welcome to Bollywood Film Producers’ best supplier in Turkey, Turkey Chalo (Worldwide Travel Services) which is based in Istanbul-Turkey.

India and Turkey share a passion for cinema. So, the movie industries of the two countries must interact closely to effectively strengthen their existing cultural links.

Turks and Indians watch their own movies more than they watch others’. However, Turks like as much of their cinema as they do of India’s

The fact that some recent Bollywood movies have been shot in Turkey – and the shoots have been covered in the local media – has helped raise awareness about the Indian film industry.

The Turkish actress Meltem Cumbul starred in the 2011 film Tell Me O Khuda, which was shot almost entirely in Turkey. Parts of Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger from last year and Game from 2011 were also shot in the country.

The International Indian Film Academy Awards, considered the Oscars of Bollywood, are held every year in a different country. Last year, it was Singapore. This year’s venue is yet to be announced – and the Turkish ambassador in New Delhi has said he would like Turkey to host the awards because it would encourage tourism and trade.

The Turkish Government has been making all efforts to assist the production units of international movies by facilitating express visa on arrival, quick customs clearance for their equipment at Istanbul Airport, and discounted price from Turkish Airline for their cargo shipment. Also, Turkey assists them in getting VAT refund, which constitutes around 18 per cent of the total cost.

It’s time India adopted Turkey as its movie stage. It’s also time Turks and Indians followed the cinematic path to each other’s hearts.

Like India, Turkey benefits from a highly advanced infrastructure and qualified artistic and technical manpower. The cultural content and scenic backgrounds are uniquely gratifying. Turkey is a delight to over 31 million tourists, including 65,000 Indians, every year. It is also the place where a number of international films have been shot, including three James Bond movies. Also, some Indian films have recently been also shot in the beautiful locales of Turkey. These include the upcoming Ek Tha Tiger and Race 2. Mani Ratnam’s last successful movie, Guru(2007), was also shot in Turkey.

So Turkey Chalo (Worldwide Travel Services) is the leading supplier to Bollywood film producers in Turkey and we do everything for our Indian friends to produce their dream film in Turkey.

Aashiqui 2, Chennai Express, Krrish 3, Dhoom 3, Himmatwala, ABCD, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag — Why not in Turkey?