Ecstatic fans cheered Shah Rukh Khan and other Bollywood stars who descended at the famous Empire theatre in the heart of London on thursday night to attend the world premier of one of the most awaited film of the year, Om Shanti Om.
Present at the Red Carpet World Premiere were Shah Rukh Khan, who plays the main role Om, debutant actress Deepika Padukone, actor Arjun Rampal and budding star Shreyas Talpade.
The film, released on friday, revolves around Om (Shah Rukh Khan), a struggling actor in the 1970s. He is a big fan of Shanti ( Deepika Padukone), a superstar. Om is so much in love with her that he is ready to give up all his dreams. It is all about love, dreams, betrayal, reincarnation and destiny.
The film also brings together over 31 of Bollywood's hottest stars including Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Kajol, Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and many more, putting a guest appearance in the film's title song.
Shortly before the premiere, Shah Rukh Khan told newsmen that the Indian films have really come of age and beckons global audience. And there was no better place than London to launch it because of the vast NRI community and their continued patronage to the Bollywood films.
Shah Rukh also said that he would like to make films which will be watched by the world.
"You give me any role, I will try to make it memorable," he said, adding "we are here to sell hope and dream."
Answering questions, Deepika said she could not have asked for a better launch.
"Personally, I could not have asked for a better launch. Shah Rukh Khan is my favourite actor and I got a lot of tips from him during the shoot," she said.