Mumbai, Oct 4: John Abraham's entry in Anees Bazmee's "Welcome Back" will not be an ordinary one. The director has spent Rs.3 crore on a song that will introduce the actor in the comedy.
It has been shot in a popular suburban studio here.
"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," producer Firoz A. Nadiadwala said in a statement.
"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 seven days," he added.
A sequel to the 2007 hit "Welcome", "Welcome Back" also stars Shruti Haasan, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal and is slated for a 2014 release.
Aamir's support invaluable for 'Shahid': Hansal Mehta
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is busy promoting his "Shahid", but he takes time out to thank actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan for supporting his film.
Set for an Oct 18 release, the movie is based on the true story of slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was killed in 2010 by unidentified assailants in his office. Raj Kumar plays lead role in it.
"I am more than happy that Aamir is supporting the film, but I will not take the credit for that," Mehta, who had earlier directed movies like "Chhal", told IANS.
"All thanks to UTV and their team. Aamir saw the film and he really liked it. All I can say is Aamir's support for the film is invaluable," he said.
Miss Universe Culpo keen to enter Bollywood
Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, currently in India to spread awareness about the girl child, says she would like to try her luck in Hindi movies.
"I like Bollywood. The dance moves and songs are very different from our movies. Bollywood is very colourful and I would like to try my luck in Bollywood," Olivia told IANS while talking about her India plans.
The beauty queen is on a 10-day official tour, which ends Oct 6, to promote celebrating the girl child, women empowerment and AIDS awareness in various states of India.
Bollywood star Salman Khan is also associated with the cause along with Sanjana Jon.
Olvia feels Salman's presence would help the cause.
"Salman has been very supportive and he gives an extra push to this tour. Salman is incredible," she said.