The singer and T-Series chairman Bhushan Kumar had approached SRK for "Thalaivar Tribute (Lungi Dance)", dedicated to veteran actor Rajinikanth, who is given the title Thalaivar (supreme leader) by his fans. SRK also agreed to be a part of it because its theme was very close to his film "Chennai Express".
Prior to the film's release, Shah Rukh had even clarified that the track was not a part of "Chennai Express", which released Friday.
Praising Shah Rukh, Honey Singh said: "He is a phenomenon and a source of inspiration to all outsiders in Bollywood like me. We will be collaborating again very soon."