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The dove in Delhi-6 hired for hefty amount

Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor posing with a dove (called Masakali in the film) on her head in Rakeysh Mehra's Delhi – 6 has been creating a lot of buzz. It is heard that Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra auditioned nearly a hundred pigeons for this particular shot in the movie. But then he ultimately settled for a dove.

Sources inform that Rakeysh Mehra needed to shoot a song with Sonam with a bird sitting on her head. He had tried pigeons but they flew away. It was actually music director A.R. Rahman, who gave him the idea to use a dove instead of a pigeon because he considered it a symbol of love. Rakeysh Mehra promptly asked for 12 doves on the sets. But ultimately chose this particular dove from Assam.

"But the director had to shell out Rs.13,000/- per day for the bird in hand. Rakeysh Mehra wanted the scene as he had already scripted it and did not want to compromise on anything for the song," revealed our source.

Well, Rakeysh Mehra's efforts definitely seem to be worth it. The song has already become the buzz of the town. The song is also being compared to the scene in Rajshri's Maine Pyar Kiya where heroine Bhagyashree sings with a dove on her hand.

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