Bollywood and Travel are the most searched topics on the internet and they are always trending. Looking at the public’s interest director Shashank Mane came up with a unique concept in 2019 which connects Travel to Bollywood. The show named Bollylands.com is a tailor-made travel show where the host takes the viewers on a Bollywood journey in the respective cities where they visit. Along with Bollywood locations, the viewers get to see some unexplored locations of the cities and enjoy some behind the scene fun facts about Indian movies.
Bollylands.com has now reached season 5 after successfully finishing four seasons. The show is currently streaming on Zee 5 & MX player and is viewed by film fraternities like Anees Bazmee, Kabir khan, Ali Abbas Zafar and so on. Various tourism boards in India and abroad have acknowledged this show and have found potential in increasing their tourism. Bollywood movies have played a vital in boosting tourism in many countries. For an instance, after the release of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, the in-bond tourism of Spain has exponentially increased among Indian Tourists. Similarly, after the release of Dil Chahta Hai, there was a spike in tourism in Goa.
This show is extremely beneficial for the Indian Filmmakers, as they get exposed to some of the unexplored locations in the cities with useful information. In season 1 Bollylands.com featured Slovakia as the unexplored location by Bollywood till then. Soon after a few months after season 1 release, the movie Chehre staring Amitabh Bachchan and Imran Hashmi was shot there.
Leading media channels have covered this show on their channels. Recently the show was awarded under the category of unique concept by the Mid-Day International Showbiz Awards 2022, which was held in Dubai. The award show took place in the presence of Bollywood celebrities like Vivek Oberoi, Vani Kapoor, Isha Kopekar, Pooja Chopra, Lara Datta, and Amruta Fadnavis and so on. Soon the award show will be telecast on the leading Indian Television channel.
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