Salman Khan wasn't originally supposed to be shirtless in 'O O Jane Jaana', reveals 'The shirt for me was fitting like a blouse'
Salman reveals story behind 'O O Jane Jaana'
O O Jaane Jaana is a Salman Kahn song that needs no introduction if you are Bollywood fan. The song which started Salman’s shirtless streak in the industry is was a part of the film Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya which was directed by Sohail Khan in 1998. Salman has now revealed a few interesting details about the song during his recent visit to the show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.
The Bollywood superstar who made girls swoon over his rockstar avatar in the film revealed that the song had been rejected by several big music companies for six year before decided to use it in Sohail’s film. Salman said on the show, “I had this song on a CD for almost 6 years and was rejected by many big music companies at that point in time. I loved the song so much that I decided to use it for my upcoming film of that time 'Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya' and told Sohail that we should use this song for our movie.”
If that surprises you’d be blown away to know that Salman originally wasn’t supposed to go shirtless in the song at all. "We were shooting in Madh Island at that time for this song, and our dress designer was Vikram Phadnis. I had gained muscle at that time and the shirt that he had designed for me was fitting like a blouse on me. We had to send it back to get it fixed but it was taking a lot of time, that's when I asked Sohail if we should shoot this song without a shirt. Sohail wasn't very sure but then when we saw it on the monitor, he said 'let's do it' and that's how I shot for this song shirtless," Salman revealed further about this rather iconic song from 1998.
Salman has gone shirtless in countless films since. His shirtless scenes have in fact started the trend which several other actors including his contemporaries Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan following suit.
The star plays a Sikh cop in Antim, his latest release. The movie also stars Ayush Sharma and Mahima Makwana.