Kunal Kapoor
Producer known for Ajooba, Singh is Bling, Jai Ho

(For) Jai Ho, we were just looking for some new locations. The director was trying to push me to go to Tokyo, Japan, which is horrendously expensive. And when he (Sohail Khan) saw photographs of Italy. I said you’re looking at Italy; you’ll get that in Romania, almost. You won’t get the Colosseum, but… They saw photos of Romania—certain towns and fell absolutely in love with it, and then it cut the cost. This worked because I gave an example of the first time I shot in Romania, To provide a comparison, I had costs from Australia, from Bangkok, from Cape Town, from Italy, from Spain—for the same commercial… It mattered to me—where we went, the cost, the facility. Cape Town and Australia were around $300,000 dollars, Italy was around 400,000 dollars, Spain was around 250,000 dollars, and Romania was around 120,000 dollars.

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