Farah Khan made an appearance on The Kapil Sharma Show on Sunday along with Raveena Tandon. The two had fun chatting on the show. The choreographer talked about the extremely special Deewangi Deewangi song from Om Shanti Om, which featured cameos of numerous Bollywood stars.
Farah regretted that several stars couldn’t become a part of the song. She revealed that Raveena couldn’t participate in the song because she was pregnant. The choreographer added that she also wanted veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan to feature in the song but he opted out. “Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan were getting married that month, that’s what he told us,” Farah said.
Farah also wanted the legendary Dev Anand to appear in the song but he told her, “I don’t do guest appearances.” The choreographer also approached Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu and she also revealed that Shah Rukh had promised to bring them on board, but things didn’t work out.
Farah also explained that the song was shot in a very organised and systematic way where five stars were called each day and were given two hours each. She went on to say that she and designer Manish Malhotra personally went to everyone’s house to convince them to be a part of the Deewangi Deewangi song. “Kuch log plus-one mein aa gaye (Some people came as a plus-one),” she joked.
The song Deewangi Deewangi featured in Farah’s directorial Om Shanti Om. The song featured 31 stars including Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Mithun Chakraborty, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Priyanka Chopra, Rekha, Tabu, Karisma Kapoor and Juhi Chawla, among others.