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The song "Dard-E-Disco" was originally to be shot with only Shakira after Farah Khan choreographed her performance at the 2006 VMA's, but her upcoming concert tours rendered her unavailable. Then Farah Khan recalled a promise 'Shah Rukh Khan' made to her when shooting the song "Jiye Jale" in Dil Se.. (1998): that if he would show his abs for another film, it would be for a film she was directing. She called upon his promise, and he shot for the song. (

Actress Deepika Padukone's first Hindi film. (

Director Cameo: [Farah Khan] The aggressive junior artist next to whom Om Prakash danced during the "Om Shanti Om" song shooting (during the credit titles at the beginning of the film). (

Shahrukh Khan worked out for 3 months prior for the song Dard-e-disco. (

Vivek Oberoi was the first choice to play the role Mukesh Mehra but declined. The role then went to Arjun Rampal. (

Salman Khan had already finished shooting his portions for the song Deewange Deewange but when he came to know that Dharmendra will also be shooting for his portions the same day he waited for three long hours because he wanted to dance with him in the song. (

In the song "Dastaan-E-Om Shanti Om" you can see Shanti's ghost on a balcony behind Mike, just after he chased Sandy for the first time. The ghost of Shanti is wearing the same costume as Shanti did when she died. (

Shahrukh Khan goes to meet Deepika Padukone after saving her from fire where she says Dosti Me No Sorry No Thank You,it shown as younger Sooraj Barjatya next door hearing the conversation and using this particular line for his future film Maine Pyar Kiya. (

The climax of the film was inspired from the classic thriller Madhumati 1958. (

The character Rajesh Kapoor is a play off of Rajesh Khanna, a big superstar of the 70's. (

Deepika Padukone's voice in this film was provided by popular dubbing artist Mona Ghosh Shetty. (

While in 70s a struggling actor is seen talking to Shahrukh Khan and Shreyas Talpade the actor is refer ed as Govinda in his struggling days. (

The character of the film Rajesh Kapoor is a tribute to the superstar Rajesh Khanna and Kapoor family. (

Deepika Padukone's debut in Bollywood (

Manish Malhotra who designed costumes for most of the stars in the song Deewangi Deewangi said he wanted to work on something like this which is similar to the song John Jani Janardhan from Naseeb 1981. (

Farah Khan:  The aggressive junior artist next to whom Om Prakash danced during the "Om Shanti Om" song shooting (during the credit titles at the beginning of the film). (

Shah Rukh Khan's character Om Prakash Makhija is named after 1970s actor Om Prakash. (

A street shows the poster of film Sholay 1975 running in theaters. (

The outfit worn by Shahrukh Khan in the song Main Agar Kahu,Rajesh Khanna had won a similar outfit in the film Mehbooba 1976. (

Dharmendra is the only actor to have appeared in both multi-starrer songs Deewangi Deewangi of this movie and John Jaani Janardhan in Naseeb (1981). (

The yesteryear cars used in the film originally belonged to Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini. (

Farah Khan was originally going to make a film called "Happy New Year." The film was to be a romantic comedy set at New Year's Eve and would star 'Shah Rukh Khan', Juhi Chawla, Raveena Tandon, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Dutt, Zayed Khan and Priyanka Chopra. However, due to the actors' scheduling conflicts, she scrapped the idea and chose another concept based on/inspired from various 1970s films (

Shantipriya's film is called "Dreamy Girl," after Dream Girl (1977), the 1970s hit that took Hema Malini to super-stardom (and also landed her with her iconic nickname of Dream Girl). (

Dev Anand was approached to make an appearance in the film, but he made it clear that he does not believe in blink-and-miss special appearances. (

Javed Sheikh plays a superstar in the film in reality he is a superstar in Pakistani films. (

The title of the film is taken from a 1970s-style disco song in Subhash Ghai's Karz (1980) the actor in the song is a young Rishi Kapoor (who was the star of the movie) look alike. Both Ghai and Rishi Kapoor appear as themselves in this film. (

The film was released with Saawariya on the eve of Diwali on 9th Nov 2007 and turned out to be a big hit. (

It was director Farah Khan's desire to bring Sanjay Dutt, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan together on screen for the first time ever. However, Aamir Khan refused to make a cameo appearance. (

Shah Rukh Khan worked out for 3 months prior for the song Dard-e-disco. (

Composer A.R. Rahman was meant to compose the songs for this film, but declined due to disagreement on song composing royalty rights. So the producers looked for another music director, and finally the music duo Vishal-Shekhar got the part. (

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