So in spite of his injured shoulder, Shah Rukh and Deepika Padukone gave their fans and the media an evening to remember when they launched the Chennai Express OST yesterday.
Full of song, dance and fun, it was a memorable evening. But Shah Rukh first set the mood by giving mediapersons 'mund' and 'lungi' - the South Indians version of the 'dhoti'.
"It was quite an experience wearing a 'lungi' and it was helpful because we were shooting in a hot place," Shah Rukh told reporters about why he wanted to introduce them to the lungi.
SRK then went on to talk about the film's OST.
"Music has to breathe life into the film. Vishal-Shekhar have done exactly that for this one," he said. "My favourites are Tera Rasta Chodoon Na and Titli."
Deepika echoed his sentiments, adding that for her Chennai Express was a walk back in time.
"My first film was with SRK as a co-star, had Manish Malhotra doing my costumes, and Vishal-Shekhar composing the music," she said. "I love all the songs in Chennai Express, but Titli is my favourite."
Priyamani, who has performed a special number One Two Three Four, was also present at the music launch.
Directed by Rohit Shetty, Chennai Express is slated for an August 8 release.
Text: Sify/IANS; Images: Sify/AP/PTI