Bollywood Celebrities & Film Shoots in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, home to the popular Golden Gate Bridge, is also one of the richest cities in the world and home to several billionaires. Its said that large portions of the famous ‘The Godfather Trilogy’ script (several Bollywood filmmakers have been inspired by these films) was written here by Francis Ford Coppola. Here we take a look at the Bollywood movies that were filmed in San Francisco, and other Bollywood related events in San Francisco.

Bollywood in San Francisco
Sonakshi Sinha in San Francisco: Sonakshi loves to share pictures whenever she’s travelling. Here’s one that she shared on twitter when she was in San Francisco for a Tour.

‘Happy Ending’, starring Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’Cruz and Govinda, was shot almost entirely in San Francisco, California, but unfortunately, the movie didn’t do well at the box office, because of which not many could appreciate the beauty of the place. Checkout the song “Tu Mere Jaisa” from the movie that shows the romantic side of the beautiful city, with its bay views and winding streets. You can see popular locations like the Palace of Fine Arts, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Bridge and SF downtown in the song.

In the song “Tere naina, tere naina” from My Name is Khan (SRK/Kajol starrer), you can see the Tram/Cable Car in Nob Hill.

David Dhawan directed “Biwi No. 1” starring Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, had many scenes that were shot in San Francisco, California. Checkout this popular song ‘Chunari chunari’ from “Biwi No. 1” which was filmed in San Francisco (you can see the Golden Gate Bridge in the background).


Imtiaz Ali directed ‘Love Aaj Kal’, starring Saif Ali Khan & Deepika Padukoue, also had scenes that were filmed in San Francisco.

Did You Know?

San Francisco serves as the site of Starfleet Command in Star Trek’s fictional universe. You can see the city in almost all the Star Trek movies (with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background). As per the makers of the Star Trek series, The Golden Gate Bridge signals to the audience that our heroes are conducting business on Earth and not some alien world.