Yes, as per reports in the Money Control website, as the shooting schedule of Dhamaka was quite compact, the budget didn’t go overboard and the production saved a lot of money. This led to Kartik earning a whopping amount again among the firsts in his generation of actors. Moreover, the pre-production work was set perfectly and Ram, who has an advertisement background brought into the shoot, which helped in cutting the costs of the thriller film.
Talking about the shooting of Dhamaka, the film was entirely shot in the Powai area of Mumbai and the team was stationed at the Renaissance Hotel. A source had said, “Since the unit comprised 300 people, the entire hotel was booked by the production team. Madhvani and Ronnie Screwvala Amita adhered to the necessary safety protocols and ensured that no outsiders were allowed into the hotel. In fact, the hotel staff was also instructed to stay put during the period, thus creating a bio-bubble of sorts.”
The source added, “Ram sir had planned each scene down to the last detail, including where each actor would stand and what the camera angle would be. It saved the unit a lot of time, enabling them to shoot more than five scenes every day. While the shoot went overtime on a few occasions, they would usually call it a day after eight hours of filming.”