MUMBAI: The music of Shah Rukh Khan’s much awaited movie Om Shanti Om was released officially today, in the presence of the cast and crew of the film.
Music directors Vishal and Shekhar have composed the songs of the film, while lyrics of most songs have been penned by Javed Akhtar, music director Vishal has also written lyrics for the song Ajab Si, which is currently on air.
“We have never worked on such a large scale for the music of any film, with so many musicians and singers,” said Vishal at the launch.
Commenting on the music, actor and producer Shah Rukh Khan said, “There is a lot of variety in the songs. Since the first half is based in the 1970’s era, we even requested Pyarelalji do the arrangements for a song.”
A live orchestra of 140 music pieces was arranged for the song Dhoom Tana.
Commenting on Vishal and Shekhar’s work Farah Khan said, “The music is very different from what Vishal and Shekar’s previous movies’ songs. The songs of Om Shanti Om are experimental but at the same time very commercial.”
While one of the songs in the film has almost 36 film stars in it, another song Dard-E-Disco has Shah Rukh Khan flaunting his six pack abs for which he worked rigorously for three months. “Farah was always keen to shoot a topless song with me, she even made me wear a vest in the Kaal song,” joked Khan.
Farah added, “Dard-E-Disco was the last song choreographed by me, so I pleaded Shah Rukh to do a topless song for me. Now, as a choreographer I will only take up international projects or my own films. Besides this I will not choreograph anymore… not for Karan Johar, Shirish (her husband) or Sajid (her brother).”
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