Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor at Ra.One's Super Music Launch

Dhruvi Shah , 15 Sep 2011
Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal
Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal

The music launch of Ra.One was quite the glittering affair. (Although it did start a whole 2 and a half hours late!) But that’s the price you gotta pay to watch a superstar! The invite specifically mentioned photographers and videographers would be stationed 50-60 ft. away from the stage and would be allowed to record only the last 15 minutes of the stage show. That raised everyone’s curiosity levels. It was only at the venue that we found out Star Network was the telecast partner and hence, held the copyright to the show’s content. The security was so intense, we were asked to switch off our cellphones to avoid the temptation of recording the show or taking pictures on our camera phones.

Everyone does the chammak challo
Everyone does the chammak challo

Despite the major security measures, King Khan and Kareena Kapoor pulled off a fab show. They were simply adorable while performing to Chammak Challo. And after the performances, SRK  had some very nice things to say about his best friend, Karan Johar. SRK was very emotional and spoke about Karan’s dad too, Yash Johar whom he terribly missed at the occasion and who would have been proud of the team for putting together such an extravagant project.

Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal
Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal

Karan officially launched the music of the film and was one of the first to receive the CD. Shah Rukh invited the rest of the cast and crew on stage to celebrate the coming together of their film and the culmination of the show they put together that night. The rest of the show was well documented by the Twitterati. Take a look at the blow-by-blow account.

@anubhavsinha
@anubhavsinha
Fancy stage set-up
Fancy stage set-up
@V1sh4l
@V1SH4L
Sunil Lulla, Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anubhav Sinha, Vishal, Shekhar
Sunil Lulla, Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anubhav Sinha, Vishal, Shekhar
@kjohar25
@kjohar25
Karan Johar launches Ra.One's music
Karan Johar launches Ra.One's music
@ShahanaGoswami
@ShahanaGoswami
The cast and crew of Ra.One
The cast and crew of Ra.One
@anubhavsinha
@anubhavsinha

Shah Rukh had invited press from all over the country to attend the music launch of his film. After the stage show, a 15 minute press conference was held for the press to ask their questions. The top question on everyone’s list was related to the song and then the music being leaked two days prior to the event. Shah Rukh just expressed his disappointment and joked there was “a ‘chor’ in their company”.

Ra.One music launch
Ra.One music launch

Another press person wished to know why the poster of Ra.One resembled that of The Dark Knight and why a sequence from Dilbara resembled a German ad. To which SRK pointedly replied that the film resembled all the films ever made and was yet unique. As for German ads, the press person should be watching Indian ads, especially of the products SRK endorses. That’s the quick-witted Shah Rukh Khan for you. He handles the press with as much tactic as he does his films.

At the press conference
At the press conference
@iamsrk
@iamsrk

Having said that, there isn’t quite an experience like watching Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor perform live to an audience of a thousand. Now, I can’t get Chammak Challo out of my head. Great score, Vishal-Shekhar!

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