Arjun Kapoor was left speechless when he saw the scale and canvas in which Radha, the introduction song of Sonakshi Sinha in Tevar, was being shot. On one end, he was excited to see that kind of grandeur, what with Radha turning out to be one of the biggest songs ever shot. On the other hand, he ended up wondering if his flagship song, Superman, would boast of a set up as huge as this.
Our source says:
After all, there was a crew of over 1100 people who worked on Radha. There were dancers flown down from foreign countries while closer home, dancers from Mathura and Jaipur were brought on board as well by Boney Kapoor. The majority of the expense was on lighting up the sets. The number had quite a few zeroes added to it as even the lights were shipped all the way from the U.K.
All of that resulted not just in a huge song set, but also in the makers coughing up money that could well have taken care of the entire shooting cost of an average budget film.
Our source adds:
A full three days were spent just on getting the props and lighting into place. Further to that, the song was shot over a period of five nights. This one had to stand out amongst anything and everything else that was in the running during the current season. It was a no-compromise stance taken by producers Sanjay Kapoor and Eros who are now making sure that the song reaches out to every nook and corner of the country, what with its small town setting making it further ‘desi’.
Now it is time to see how the audience reacts to this big screen outing once Tevar, which is the debut directorial outing of Amit Ravindernath Sharma (of Google ad fame), kick starts 2015 with a 9th January release.