Indiafm has called Awarapan as Bhatts' most expensive film. Well, if you look at movies like Devdas then Awarapan does not look like to be too expensive or a big budget movie. However, you know that Mahesh Bhat is famous for making small budget movies successful and he often works with less popular actors and actresses.
According to another website, the budget of Awarapan is Rs 180 million (Rs 18 crores). So, yes it is a big budget movie compared to what Mr’ Bhat normally spends. Now, let us what kind of return he gets for this investment. The good thing is that the music is nice. So, he will get some decent amount of money even if the movie flops in the box market.