Not many will know that Pyarelal (of the legendary Laxmikant-Pyarelal team) had initially refused Farah Khan's offer of composing for OM SHANTI OM, as he had gone a bit low after David Dhawan's DEEWANA MASTANA (1997).
However, he finally agreed to step in for the DHOOM TAANA song. In his trade mark style, there were two rehearsals at his home followed by one at Yash Raj Studios. The song was created in nine shifts, spread over three days. Coming to the orchestra, Pyarelal used 40-45 different drums, ranging from 'tabla' and 'dhol' to 'duff', 40 plus violins and 22 woodwinds, amongst other instruments.
For those who are not aware, Laxmikant-Pyarelal started their illustrious career in 1963 with 'Hansta Hua Noorani Chehra' from PARASMANI. The LP team remained inseparable for 500-plus films composed by the industry's most prolific and successful music directors ever.