Filmmaker Sajid Khan shot for a new song-n-dance number ‘Piya Ka Bazaar’ in his upcoming film ‘Humshakals’ for a whopping Rs. 2 crore. This makes the song not just the biggest ever number for Sajid but also Bollywood in general, what with Fox and Vashu Bhagnani going all out to make the film special.
“It was an open budget for the song, it’s as simple as that,” informs our source attached to the film, “‘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 an out and out Indian set up to it and is set in a celebratory mode.”
With Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Tamannaah Bhatia, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta featuring in there, Sajid wanted a grand canvas to be created 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,” the source adds, “Moreover, it is a known fact that producer Vashu Bhagnani is a huge supporter of commercial music ingredients in his films. He gave more than what was asked from him when it came to the making of the song. So right from the art design to the costumes to the lighting to the multiple camera set up and most importantly the days required for the shoot, Vashuji and Sajid wanted to make sure that ‘Piya Ka Bazaar’ was a highlight of the film.”