SRK tribute to Salman Khan, Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini & Madhubala in one go
Om Shanti Om - In just 3 min and 12 second scene, Shah Rukh Khan’s Om Shanti Om paid tribute to the legends of Bollywood like Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Madhubala and Salman Khan.
On the 14 anniversary of King Khan Shah Rukh Khan’s cult Om Shanti Om by Farah Khan we recollect that 3 min 12 second scene where Bollywood King of Romance Shah Rukh Khan effortlessly paid tribute to India’s first super star Rajesh Khanna, Bollywood drea girl Hema Malini, Bollywood most beautiful Madhubala and Salman Khan.
Om Shanti Om is one of those finest moments of an Indian cine goer at theatre. The 2007 Indian Hindi-language romantic fantasy comedy film written and directed by Farah Khan and co-written by Mayur Puri and Mushtaq Shiekh starred Shah Rukh Khan as Om Prakash "Omi" Makhija and Om Kapoor aka O. K.
Introduced Deepika Padukone in Bollywood as Shantipriya Kashyap and Sandhya "Sandy" Bansal.
The movie also starred Arjun Rampal, Kirron Kher and Shreyas Talpade.
Om Shanti Om showed Farah Khan’s unparallel love for the Manmohan Desai and grand masala entertainers. The movie had tribute to many films from the retro era like the story line based on reincarnation was similar to Karz, Madhumati and the movie in its due course had lot of inferences from the legendary movies and filmmakers.
Here we are more awed with this small clip which explains the degree of passion for retro in filmmakers like Farah Khan and the greatness of Bollywod escapist masala and the popularity of stardom the craze for on screen stars.
When Srk repeatedly says tum bore toh nahi ho rahi ho na similar to Salman Khan in Maine Pyaar Kiya to Bhagashree.
While talking to Shanti Priya’s poster he makes that signature Rajesh Khanna move with hands.
The poster of Deepika Padukone’s character Shanti Priya from the movie Dreamy Girl in the film is actually a tribute to the Bollywood original dream girl Hema Malini
When Kirron Kher who plays Om mother grumbles about her lost opportunity to meet K. Asif and her possible chances of bagging the role of Anarkali done by Madhubala in K Asif’s all time magnificient cult opus masterpiece Mughal E Azam starring Dilip Kumar and Madhulbala.
Just a reminder - all this happens in 3 min, 12 seconds.
Mind blowing indeed.
Om Shanti Om was produced and presented by Shah Rukh's wife Gauri Khan under the banner Red Chillies Entertainment.