Shah Rukh Khan launched the book, Making of Om Shanti Om on Tuesday evening at a Mumbai star hotel. The entire OSO team barring Shreyas Talpade was present to celebrate the success of the film at this occasion.
Author of the book, Mushtaq Shiekh, who has also co-scripted Om Shanti Om told us, "I am confident that all those who have even remotely enjoyed OSO will definitely love the book. It is interspersed with some really glamorous photographs taken by the German photographer Jochen Mang who was there throughout the making of the book." Talking about the OSO success Mushtaq said, "The magic of pure unadulterated entertainment never fails is what OSO proved." Mushtaq has earlier written the SRK biography, Still Reading Khan and Making of Asoka.
Shah Rukh commented, "It might be suspected that I am the one who has conceptualized or written the book but it is not so. It is entirely, Mushtaq's baby. I believe he has done a fantastic job. He has been closely associated with the film as a script writer as well and his observation on the sets and the extra efforts he has taken for the book makes it worth a read."
On entering the venue, a much pregnant Farah Khan, was finding it difficult to walk up the staircase and also further the narrow staircase that lead to the stage erected for the launch. King Khan immediately came to her rescue and was escorted up by him.
Present at the occasion were SRK's close pal, Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra, Amisha Patel, Tabu, Riteish Deshmukh, Subhash Ghai, Chunkey Pandey and Suneil Shetty amongst others.
OSO team says?
Deepika excited about her debut film's box office success told us, "It feels great to be launched in a film like this which is nothing short of a dream debut. I am absolutely thrilled by its response which is nothing short of unbelievable for me."
Arjun Rampal who played his first full fledged negative role for the first time in OSO, said, "It was a risk playing a negative character for me. I did for a moment think before signing the film whether I would be able to carry it off especially in front of Shah Rukh. But then being an economics student I told myself the higher the risk, higher the profit and it has worked. I feel lucky. It was great working with the entire OSO team, especially SRK who was very co-operative." Does he henceforth plans to concentrate more on negative roles? "Well nothing like that. It all depends on the entire set up," Arjun replied.
Farah, who is expecting her triplets in February, said, "We were expecting a commercial success but this kind of response has been awe-inspiring. It's great that both, audiences as well as critics have appreciated the film. We had a lot of fun making this film and I am elated that audiences are having fun watching it too."