Sajid Nadiadwala is known for his penchant for grand experiences. This time around, the producer has spent a whopping Rs. 5 crore on a single set for his latest project, Housefull 2.
The producer apparently fancied Burghley House—a grand 16th-century country house situated near the town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, and wanted to reconstruct the same at Filmistan studios in Goregaon for a couple of scenes in his forthcoming film.
Nadiadwala wished to bring alive the famous English mansion and his set features similar detailing in its structure and replicates the same palate of colours, sparing no costs. It is said that Nadiadwala was keen on it since he planned to shoot the climax of the film as well as a song in it. Confirms director Sajid Khan, “The set is so unbelievably real. We have put up the set for the action and pyrotechnics sequences which we were forbidden to film in the real castle since it’s a heritage monument.”
Nadiadwala is no stranger to constructing monstrous sets for his films. For his 2004 hit, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, he created an entire town through his lavish sets. “All my films have been larger-than-life. And since I’ve sat on almost all the scripts of the films I’ve produced, I do not compromise on aesthetics and visuals that could add to a scene,” Nadiadwala says.