Musical feat in Bhansali’s Saawariya

Mumbai: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Saawariya, which is being co-produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), will have a record number of 16 songs.

Rishi Kapoor’s son Ranbir Kapoor and Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor will make their debut as the lead pair. Interestingly both Ranbir and Sonam have been working as Bhansali’s assistants. Salman Khan and Rani Mukherjee are also a part of the cast.

Music director Raam Laxman currently holds the record of the highest number of songs in one movie – 14 – for Rajshri’s Hum Aap Ke Hain Kaun, which released in 1994. After 12 years, the record is set to be broken by a new music director Monty Sharma, who gave the background score for Black.

“Initially we thought of 22 songs but we have started the recording and now only have 16. However, all of them may not be incorporated in the film. Sanjay Leela Bhansali might select the six best songs for the film.”

Saawariya will be the first international launch for an Indian film as plans are to release it in 72 countries.

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