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From Party All Night to Malang: Most expensive songs ever made in Bollywood

Bollywood films are known not only for their content but also for their songs. There are innumerable songs produced that go on to be an all-time favourite of fans. Some are made by spending insane amounts too. Yes, some Indian songs go on to cost more than the budget of small budget films.

As singing and dancing are a huge part of every Bollywood movie. Filmmakers do not hesitate to spend whopping amounts for shooting these songs! They not only spend money on high-end sets but also on costumes, location and even foreign dancers to create hit chartbusters.

Here are some of the topmost expensive Bollywood songs ever made.

Party All Night-Boss( 6crores)


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Party All Night from Boss is one of the most expensive songs of Bollywood. Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar set the dance floor on fire in this song that cost the makers 6 crores. Around 600 foreign dancers were brought in to be part of the most expensive song. Yo-Yo Honey Singh, composed as well as sang this song that went on to be the ‘Party Anthem’ of 2013.

Malang-Dhoom 3( 5crores)


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Katrina Kaif and Aamir Khan‘s unforgettable chemistry is the high point of the popular number from Dhoom 3. Reportedly, Malang was made on a budget of over Rs 5 crore and had around 200 professional gymnasts. The 200 dancers were flown to Mumbai from the USA and were trained for 20 days just for this song. All these efforts did pay off and not only the movie but also the song went on to be a blockbuster.

Tha Karke- Golmaal Returns(3.5 Crores)


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Rohit Shetty had roped in 1,000 background dancers, 180 stuntmen and the star cast of Golmaal Returns, for this song. It took them 12 days to wrap up the shoot of Tha Karke. Rohit had also brought in 10 expensive cars to be a part of the popular number. Tha Karke cost the makers around ₹3.5 Crores.

Chammak Chalo-Ra-One(3 crores)

Shah Rukh Khan‘s sci-fi drama Ra-One also had one of Bollywood’s expensive dance numbers titled Chammak Challo. Not only did the song feature Grammy-winner singer Akon’s voice, but also had Kareena Kapoor and SRK rocking the dance floor with their groove. To shoot the hit number a lavish set costing the makers around 3 crores was put up at Yash Raj Studio. Well, the money paid off and the song went on to be a chartbuster.

Saturday Saturday – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (3 crores)


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This party track from the 2014 movie ‘ Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’ gained immense popularity amongst the youth. The song has Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt grooving to the peppy beats. The party anthem is still heard at popular clubs. Looking at its popularity it is clear that the makers are happy about spending a sum of 3 Crores for this song.

Dola Re Dola-Devdaas(2.5 crores)


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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films are known for their humongous iconic sets and songs. The same can be said about Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit starrer Devdas. But one song from the film is still etched in the minds of the fans. That is the Dola Re Dola song. Be it the costumes, the beat or the steps each played an important role and the end result was truly magnificent. The song Alone cost the makers a sum of 2.5 Crores.

Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah -Jodha Akbar (2.5 Crores)


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Ashutosh Gowarikar’s historical drama Jodha Akbar features Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. The hit period drama boasted huge sets and beautiful costumes. But the songs too were loved by fans. One of the songs from the movie, Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah was the most expensive song from the movie. It featured over 400 dancers, 2,000 side artists and cost the makers around 2.5 crores, to make it one of the most visually entertaining songs ever made in Bollywood. Naturally, it was a hit.

Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya – Mughal-E-Azam ( 1 Lakh)

How can we forget this blast from the past? Yes, we are talking about Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya from Mughal-E-Azam. The time and the budget spent on the lavish set that had the gorgeous Madhubala dancing to the lyrical number was made to the tune of Rs 1 lakh( In the current time, it would have cost 6.75 crores). The sheer brilliance and grandeur along with Madhubala’s striking beauty made this song one of the most popular and unforgettable songs of Bollywood.

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