We all know for a fact that making movies costs a fortune; especially in India, where a single scene is shot in 10 different locations with a hundred different people in the background wearing different outfits in each shot with endless sparks and confetti flying about through the frame; Yes, we are talking about Bollywood’s famous item songs that are inserted in a movie that may or may not hold any relevance to the original plot.
Some of these musical pieces consist of almost 50% of the entire budget at times as they are made to look as attractive and appealing as they can.
Let’s have a look at 7 of the most expensive songs ever filmed:
1. Ram Chahe Leela (Ram-Leela):
This particular song is expensive mostly because Sanjay Leela Bhansali paid a sum of 6 crore INR in order to get the actor, Priyanka Chopra, to participate in it. The feature from the actress alone cost more than the song.
2. Malang (Dhoom 3):
The song Malang from Dhoom 3 which featured over 200 professional gymnasts, actor Aamir Khan, and actress Katrina Kaif cost a total of 5 crore INR to shoot.
3. Chammak Challo (Ra-One):
Chammak Challo was an instant hit with audiences, as it featured the worldwide famous American singer Akon. This was the singer’s first-ever collaboration with an Indian Artist, for which he charged a sum of 2.5 crore INR.
4. Party All Night (Boss):
Party All Night from the movie Boss cost a total of 6 crore INR, as it featured Yo Yo Honey Singh, an Indian Rap Artist who sang the song, Actor Akshay Kumar, actress Sonakshi Sinha, and around 600 foreign models as backup dancers.
5. Yanthara Lokapu Sundarive (2.0)
This track from the sequel of Robot called 2.0, featuring Legend Rajnikanth cost a whopping sum of 20 crore INR. Reportedly, 2.0 is regarded as the “Biggest Film” in Indian Cinema.
6. Kilimanjaro (Robot):
This song that was shot on Machu Picchu and featured former Miss World & actress Ashwariya Rai Bachchan and Rajnikanth reportedly cost the filmmakers a sum of 4 crore INR.
7. Oo Antava (Pushpa):
Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, according to reports, charged a sum of 5 crore INR to shoot this song with Pushpa Star actor Allu Arjun.