Mumbai, Mar 9: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has appointed a whopping 80 security guards to guard the film sets for Dabangg 2, reports Mumbai Mirror.
For the first time in the history of Bollywood, an entire studio, the Kamal Amrohi Studios (Kamalistan in Jogeshwari East), has been rented exclusively for a film.
The Studio, which houses 12 units, will not be given out on hire till the first schedule of Dabangg 2 concludes, making it a first in the 55-year-old studio's history.
Pockets of Kanpur city have been recreated at the Dabangg 2 sets.
Shera, Salman's bodyguard said: “Yes, Bhai (Salman) wanted it this way.”
On the unprecedented security cover, Shera said, “This was Bhai's idea. And we did not have any difficulty in convincing the studios. Bhai is close to the owner after all.”
The report said, the studios have been rented out for 15 days, even though the requirement was for 12.
“It is always better to keep a margin of few days for a project as massive as this.”
“Aisa pehle kabhi nahin hua. Even though Rakesh Roshan's Koyla and Subhash Ghai's Khalnayak had top security, the other units at our studios were given out to television shows. But now, 11 units will be lying idle. Imagine! But of course, the makers of Dabangg 2 have well compensated Kamal Amrohi Studios,” the report quoting a source says.
Head honcho of Kamal Amrohi Studios, Tajdar Amrohi, told Mumbai Mirror, “This arrangement is exclusive to Salman. Till date, we haven't extended such previlages to anybody. We are very close to him and his family. But please don't ask me about the rates. We don't discuss that on public platforms.”