Bollywood is the nickname for India's film industry, which is based in Mumbai. On this 4-hour private tour, gain insight into the industry with a guided visit at SJ Studios, one of the most popular film and TV production studios. See film sets, makeup and costume areas, and the Bollywood Museum, featuring hand-painted movie posters. Learn about special effects, sound mixing, and dubbing, and as an added bonus, enjoy a Bollywood dance number complete with the elaborate costumes for which the genre is known. Select a morning or afternoon departure time and whether you need hotel pickup and drop-off when booking.
Depending on option selected when booking, your tour starts with pickup at your Mumbai hotel or by getting yourself to SJ Studios using your own transport. You'll spend about two hours on your Bollywood studio tour, exploring the world of India's film and TV industry.
Upon arrival at the studio, receive an introduction by a studio guide. Starting with the Rehman Wall, your guide tells you about the artistic brilliance of the famous painter who created movie posters and an entire wall of famous personalities, from Amitabh Bachchan to Al Pacino. Then walk onto some sets, such as a lavish courtroom, recently refurbished police station, and 2-story hospital, and hear about the shoot process for movies and television.
Continuing on, visit the Bollywood costume gallery to see a plethora of clothing options available for various roles. You might be able to try on a costume and take a photo, if you wish. As part of the main attraction of this tour, watch up to two live filming shoots, where you'll see a movie or TV series currently in production, and view a visual effects and post-production sound-mixing and dubbing presentation. Finally, move into the mini-theater for a live Bollywood dance performance featuring the extravagant attire Bollywood is famous for. You will even have a chance to shake a leg in a number, if you wish.