There’s no doubt that the tinsel town is known for its extravagant costumes, soul-soothing music and larger-than-life sets. These picture-perfect backdrops, that make a number of scenes worth remembering, come at a hefty price tag.
Here are some of the most costly Hindi movie sets that were simply extraordinary!
1. Padmaavat: ₹215 Crores
Starring Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, this epic period drama is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. One of the most expensive Hindi movies ever made, it received several accolades. As per reports, the makers spent approximately ₹215 crores on the set of this movie.
2. Saawariya: ₹40 Crores
Featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, this romantic movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Even though it was a SLB movie, it failed to live up to the expectation of the audience. However, the luxurious sets are still fresh in our minds. As per reports, the movie set cost ₹40 crores and 250 people worked on it for 25 days to finish it.
3. Bombay Velvet: ₹26 Crores
Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar, this period crime thriller is directed by Anurag Kashyap. Although the entire movie was shot in Sri Lanka, it instantly took us back to Bombay from the ’60s. As per reports, the director spent a whopping ₹26 crores on the lavish sets of the movie.
4. Devdas: ₹20 Crores
5. Kalank: ₹15 Crores
Although this movie flopped at the box office, one cannot forget the extravagant sets of this movie. As per reports, makers spent ₹15 crores on just the sets of the movie, excluding the cost of all the special effects.
6. Bharat: ₹15 Crores
Based on the South Korean movie Ode To My Father, the movie was the fourth biggest opener in the nation’s history. As per reports, the cost of the larger-than-life sets of this movie was around ₹15 crores.
7. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: ₹13 – ₹15 Crores
8. Jodhaa Akbar: ₹12 Crores
Featuring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, this epic historical drama is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. With massive sets constructed in Karjat, the movie had some majestic backdrops. As per reports, the director spent ₹12 crores on the sets of the movie.
9. Mughal-E-Azam: ₹15 Lakh
Starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala and Dilip Kumar, this epic historical drama is directed by K. Asif. This cinematic masterpiece not only had iconic songs and dialogues, but also had some really gorgeous sets. As per reports, the sheesh mahal alone cost ₹15 lakhs during that time.