Snoop Dogg turns Sardarji
When Snoop Dogg decided to shoot a song with Akshay Kumar for Singh is Kinng, he didn’t know what he was getting into. According to the contract, the rapper was to have his own crew and clothes but within no time Akshay had him eating Indian food and wearing a turban.
Producer Vipul Shah said, ‘We finally shot the song in Chicago. It’s true the contract said everything in the shoot, including the clothes were to be done by Snoop Dogg’s crew. But Akshay decided to shop for his own clothes. And he persuaded Snoop Dogg to accompany him. ‘They bought themselves a sherwani and a turban each. Plus a whole lot of accessories that you’ll see them sporting in the song. Akshay persuaded Snoop to dress up like a Sardarji for the song. The rapper sportingly agreed although he’s known to never go beyond his contract.’
Apparently Akshay and Snoop’s shopping spree cost Vipul a bomb. In all, he spent Rs 20 million for the video. ‘Well, it’s not easy to shop for sherwanis and turbans in Chicago. They ran up a bill of $10,000. To his credit, Akshay paid his own share... yes, I did have to foot Snoop Dogg’s shopping bill of approximately $5,000. But I didn’t mind the cost because Akshay managed to do the impossible — he got an international artiste seriously interested in Bollywood. Now Snoop will visit India for further collaborations.’ — HNS