Rs 1.5 Crore Casino Set for ‘Double Dhamaal’
Mallika Sherawat’s sizzling item song ‘Jalebi Bai…’
and part of the climax of his forthcoming comedy made in association with Reliance Entertainment, ‘Double Dhamaal’, was filmed there.
Though director Indra Kumar could have filmed the sequences in casinos in Goa or Macau, he didn’t think it would be feasible. “They would only let us shoot for a few hours in a day, and that too only at night. Since we required to shoot all day long, we had no option but to build this set,” says Thakeria.
Major parts of the film’s climax have been shot in Macau as well. It was the pictures that the production team clicked on their previous trips there that inspired the set design in Mumbai. “Credit goes to art director Tanushree Sarkar for putting up such a brilliant set. Other actors and filmmakers would drop in to have a look around as they had heard a lot about it,” he says, adding that it is worth the Rs 1.5 crore it cost to make in just two weeks.