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Know About Epic Bollywood Star-studded Reunion in 'Om Shanti Om': How Shah Rukh Khan & Farah Khan Crafted Bollywood History with 'Deewangi Deewangi' Song?

Behind the scenes of the Bollywood cinematic extravaganza that defined an Era! Read more to know.

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In 2007, Bollywood witnessed the creation of an iconic moment in its history with the release of 'Om Shanti Om,' a film directed by Farah Khan and starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in her debut alongside Arjun Rampal, Shreyas Talpade, and an ensemble cast of 31 celebrities just for a song. The film, particularly the song 'Deewangi Deewangi,' not only captivated audiences with its music but also etched a historic moment in Bollywood that remains unforgettable.

The magic unfolded as stars like Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Mithun Chakraborty, Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Govinda, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Rani Mukerji, Kajol, Juhi Chawla, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Karisma Kapoor, and many others came together, creating a visual spectacle that Bollywood buffs still cherish.

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Farah Khan, the maestro behind this grand assembly, faced numerous challenges in orchestrating the star-studded affair. Once in an exclusive interview with Film Companion, she revealed the hurdles faced in convincing the stars to join the shoot. Notably, veteran actor Dev Anand declined the offer, citing his preference for lead roles only. Shah Rukh Khan took charge of convincing legends like Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, though, unfortunately, their participation did not make it to the screen. To entice the stars, Shah Rukh Khan generously gifted them goodie bags worth Rs 1 lakh, including watches, phones, and more. Actresses were privileged to keep the exquisite sarees designed by Manish Malhotra.

Despite the challenges, the result was a mesmerizing dance sequence where Salman Khan's spontaneous performance with Dharmendra became a highlight. Farah Khan shared that this impromptu moment, along with Saif Ali Khan joining in, added an extra layer of entertainment for the viewers. 

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Salman Khan's dance with Dharmendra wasn't the only surprising turn of events. Aamir Khan declined to participate, and Fardeen Khan's unexpected arrest added an unforeseen twist to the production.

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'Om Shanti Om' not only became a box office sensation, collecting 150 crores worldwide, but it also marked a nostalgic journey for Bollywood enthusiasts in 2023. Films like 'Pathaan,' 'Jawan,' 'Gadar 2,' 'OMG 2,' 'Animal,' and others echoed the golden era when audiences immersed themselves in entertainment without critique.

Beyond the grand reunion, 'Om Shanti Om' propelled Deepika Padukone into the limelight, marking her debut and establishing a beloved on-screen pairing with Shah Rukh Khan.

As Bollywood enthusiasts reminisce about the glory days, 'Om Shanti Om' stands as a testament to the power of unity, entertainment, and the everlasting charm of Bollywood's cinematic history.

 

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