The song is actually a last-minute addition to the film, and was shot recently at a lavish set erected at the Film City at the cost of Rs 3 crore. Some portions were even shot at a Mumbai nightclub which was given a makeover to get the 80s' ambience.
So, who rocks the dance floor in the number? Well, it’s Sonakshi Sinha who gets to do all the oomphy moves, while the guys -- Akshay Kumar and Imran Khan -- are besotted by her and sing Bismilllah. Producer Ekta Kapoor says that they rejected more than twenty songs before listening to Bismillah. As the makers wanted a song to suit the festive season of Eid, this track sounded the best. The song is released as part of the countdown to Eid, and Ekta believes the track is a winner
"The response to the music of Once Upon.... has been absolutely overwhelming and ‘Bismillah’ will take the craze to a new level," claims Bhushan Kumar of T-Series.
Like the other tracks of the movie, the song doesn’t lack in vim and vigour. This Eid, go ‘Bismillah’ with Sonakshi Sinha, Akshay Kumar and Imran Khan. Catch the video of the song: