For Farah Khan, it was Deepika Padukone’s Hema Malini-like ‘previous world appeal and poise’ that obtained her forged in her debut movie, Om Shanti Om. The 2007 blockbuster clocks 14 years in the present day. On the event, we revisit the reincarnation drama starring Shah Rukh Khan, and the assorted tales connected to its making.
Farah had spoken to Movie Companion in 2017 about getting pregnant in the course of the last schedule of Om Shanti Om. Apparently, she stated she had a memorable time taking pictures the track “Dard-E-Disco,” which noticed Shah Rukh sporting six-pack abs for the primary time. “I obtained pregnant in direction of the tip of the shoot of Om Shanti Om and we nonetheless needed to shoot Dard-E-Disco. So each time SRK took his shirt off I’d throw up in a bucket that was saved on set! I needed to guarantee him this was not a response to his physique, which was wanting fab!” she stated.
Om Shanti Om is choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan‘s love-letter to Bollywood. It’s the undertaking she claims she wrote the quickest as a result of the story got here from her adulation of Hindi movies. Even antagonist Arjun Rampal’s look had SRK’s inputs. In response to Farah, “The moustache that Arjun sports activities within the movie was Shah Rukh’s thought. I cherished it as a result of I assumed he regarded like Vinod Khanna!”
Om Shanti Om was hailed as a one-of-a-kind undertaking for that includes cameos by as many as 31 Bollywood stars within the track “Deewangi.” The track featured stars comparable to Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and several other others.
“Deewangi” additionally introduced yesteryear stars comparable to Rekha, Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi, Jeetendra and Mithun Chakraborty collectively. In all probability the one A-list actor lacking was Aamir Khan. Farah revealed in the identical interview why he couldn’t be part of the shoot.
“I actually wished to get Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh collectively within the ‘Deewangi’ track. However Aamir was enhancing Taare Zameen Par at the moment and stated his movie would get delayed by three months if he got here for the one hour shoot! Later he informed me he simply didn’t wish to come,” Farah stated with fun.
Om Shanti Om launched alongside Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in one of many largest Diwali clashes of all time. Saawariya launched two star youngsters — Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. Farah stated that if the conflict hadn’t occurred, “we might’ve been the primary movie within the historical past of Bollywood to rake in Rs 100 crores!”