Om Shanti Om released on this day, 10 years ago. Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, the movie was an ultimate Bollywood blockbuster packed with action, romance and lots of drama. Anupama Chopra called the quintessential movie, “a love letter to Hindi cinema”. Here are 4 reasons why we love ‘Om Shanti Om’ so much…
1) King Khan Went Shirtless
Yes, Om Shanti Om was the first movie where King Khan showed off his six-pack abs and we couldn’t take our eyes off him. The item song, ‘Dard-e-disco’ captured a shirtless Shah Rukh Khan getting out of the water, oozing sexiness.
2) 31 Stars In The Same Song
The movie had 31 stars grooving to the song, ‘Deewangi-Deewangi’. The song went on to become the new party anthem. Stars like Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Rani Mukherjee, Kajol, Shilpa Shetty, Rekha, Dharmendra, and others shook a leg with Shah Rukh for the epic number.
3) The Famous Dialogues
Its dialogues majorly contributed to the success of the movie. We didn’t have just one favourite, but two: ‘Picture abhi baaki mere dost’ and ‘Kehte hain agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaho … to puri kainaat usse tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai’.
4) It Gave Us A New Star, Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone made her debut in the movie and went on to become one of the most successful actresses of our generation. Shanti Priya captured the hearts of many with her beauty and her impeccable dance moves, while Sandy made us fall head-over-heels in love with her bubbliness. The model-turned-actress embraced overnight success with the box office hit.
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