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While his detractors tried to pass off the super success of Om Shanti Om to the presence of almost the entire industry (barring Aamir Khan) in the title track, the truth behind Shahrukh Khan's phenomenal box-office magic is known world wide and is in fact like a universal truth. The raw data available with reputed trade sources says that almost a year has passed but OSO still holds the record of netting the highest total of 87 crores from India.
Not only that, many have tried and some are still trying to upstage the trendsetting OSO title track by getting a number of old and current stars to put in an appearance in their lavishly picturised item numbers.
However, as far as Bollywood's global superstar is concerned, he's moved on in life and is concentrating on his forthcoming film, Aditya Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. The much awaited project is reported to have another novel song sequence, extending to all of 12 minutes. Sung by Sonu Nigam, the number is a tribute to the older (and more civil) Bollywood stars like Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, amongst others. Reportedly King Khan's team in the endeavour includes Rani Mukherjee and Priyanka Chopra.
Well, we are quite happily consumed with expectations, more so because we have seen SRK paying tribute to some of Bollywood's legends on a leading satellite channel just a few years ago.