The scene took us three decades back when Jeetendra and Sridevi were part of the original Himmatwala. The setting including the props for a special item song in the film reminded us of the disco era of Bollywood.
Sajid, a self-proclaimed film buff of the ’80s says, “The whole set is reminiscent of discos of those times and I have drawn inspiration from discotheques that started back then such as Scorpio, Xanadu, RGs, Cellars and Take Off. I used to frequent those places and that’s how I made this entire set. It is my tribute to that era and that’s why you will see iconic elements from that time.”
So from Rubik cubes, Pac-Man video games, posters of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jackson, Mithunda, Rishi Kapoor from Karz, Tom Cruise in Top Gun, everything on the sets was a turn back in time.
The director adds, “The song aptly titled Thank God It’s Friday also reminds us of those times when both Saturday and Sunday used to be a holiday.”
And speaking of Sonakshi Sinha, who is shaking her booty to the track, Sajid says, “I was clear that I wanted an A-lister for my opening song. Sonakshi and I have been friends from sometime now and know each other well.” The dance number will present Sona in a retro, non-Indian look.