Mumbai: For his latest song-n-dance number in Humshakals, Piya Ka Bazaar, Sajid Khan didn’t spare any expense. From what we hear, the budget for the song rang to a cool Rs 2 crore. This makes it among the most expensive songs not just for a Sajid film, but also Bollywood in general.
“It was an open budget for the song. Piya Ka Bazaar appears in the film’s climax and it is special since it features the entire cast of the film. The song has a very celebratory, Indian feel,” a source connected to the film said.
With Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Tamannaah Bhatia, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta featuring in it, Sajid wanted a grand canvas for Piya Ka Bazaar.
“A huge set was mounted in Mumbai with as many as 500 background dancers. This is the largest ensemble that Sajid has ever gathered for a song in a film of his,” our source added. “Moreover, producer Vashu Bhagnani supports commercial music ingredients in his films. He gave more than what was asked from him when it came to the making of the song.”
When contacted, Sajid didn’t deny that Piya Ka Bazaar was the most massive number he had ever put together. He refused to put a number to it though. “My job is to entertain and I would rather like the audience to enjoy the song,” he said.
While a glimpse of the song has just been unveiled, the longer version would be out later this week. It would be wonderful to see how it all translates on screen after all.
Watch the trailer of Humshakals here: