Deepika Padukone marked her entry into Bollywood with the blockbuster Om Shanti Om, directed by Farah Khan in 2007. Now the film has a Japanese version but not in the form of a film but a Japanese Broadway musical, Oomu Shanti Oomu - Koisuru Rinne.
The musical put together by the all-female troupe Takarazuka Revue, is directed by Koyanagi Naoko and stars Kurenai Yuzuro in the role of Shah Rukh Khan, Kisaka Airi as Shantipriya/Sandhya aka Deepika Padukone and Rei Makoto as Mukesh ‘Mike’ Mehra aka Arjun Rampal. The play that was previously featured at the Tokyo International Forum in January will now return in July.
Readers may recall that Om Shanti Om released in Japan in 2012 and reportedly the film continues to run in a few theatres even today.
In fact, thrilled about the news, Farah Khan will be flying to Japan in July to watch the play unfold. Talking about the same, the choreographer turned filmmaker revealed that she received an invite from the troupe for their opening night and that they wanted her to speak to the audience on July 22.
Farah also added that the team had flown to India and even jammed with her. She mentioned that they were fascinated with the costumes and hence she even took them to the designers where they bought lots of fabric for their play. She further also maintained that she is eagerly looking forward to see her film in the form of a play.