Firoz Nadiadwala‘s Welcome Back, the sequel to the 2007 comedy Welcome, went on floors a month ago with a huge cast of actors – John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal. One of the first things they did was shoot John’s introductory song (“welcome” song, if you will), for which they had decided to go all-out. So, they constructed an elaborate set and brought on board 700 junior artistes and dancers. After seven days of shooting, they finally wrapped it up – but can you guess how much it cost them to shoot that song?
The song, which was shot in a popular suburban studio, racked up a bill of approximately 3 crores! Producer Firoz Nadiadwala confirmed this, and added:
“Anees bhai wanted to do something special with the song. He and Anu Malik have worked extremely hard on it and wanted it to be shot in an elaborate manner. Right from the beginning we had planned to shoot John’s introductory song on a grand scale. We had 700 junior artists and dancers and the song was shot for over 7 days.”
We’ll look forward to checking out the promo of this song, once released!