Om Shanti Om turns 14 today, marking Deepika Padukone's 14th year in Bollywood, beginning with her debut film. Om Shanti Om, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, was released on November 9, fourteen years ago. The Farah Khan-directed film was released on Diwali that year and went on to become a box office smash.
Om Shanti Om today marks the 14th anniversary of the blockbuster from 2007. On this occasion, we revisit the reincarnation drama starring Shah Rukh Khan, as well as the various stories surrounding its production.
Farah previously revealed in an interview that she became pregnant during the final stages of filming for Om Shanti Om. Interestingly, she stated that she had a memorable time shooting the song "Dard-E-Disco," in which Shah Rukh debuted his six-pack abs. "I became pregnant near the end of the Om Shanti Om shoot, and we still had Dard-E-Disco to shoot." So every time SRK removed his shirt, I puked in a bucket on set! "I had to reassure him that this was not a reaction to his body, which was looking fantastic!" she explained.
Om Shanti Om was hailed as a one-of-a-kind project because the song "Deewangi" featured cameos by as many as 31 Bollywood stars. Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, and others appeared in the song.
"Deewangi" also reunited stars from the past such as Rekha, Dharmendra, Shabana Azmi, Jeetendra, and Mithun Chakraborty. Aamir Khan was most likely the only A-list actor who was not present.
"I really wanted Salman, Aamir, and Shah Rukh to be in the 'Deewangi' song together." However, Aamir was editing Taare Zameen Par at the time and stated that if he came for the one-hour shoot, his film would be delayed by three months! "
Image Source: GoogleOm Shanti Om was released alongside Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya in one of the biggest Diwali clashes of all time. Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor were introduced in the film Saawariya. Farah claimed that if the clash had not occurred, "we would have been the first film in Bollywood history to gross Rs 100 crores!"