As we all know Imtiaz Ali’s next starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma has been titled ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ and is now set to release on August 4th, 2017. Shah Rukh Khan has taken a positive step of averting a clash with Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’. Earlier both the film were scheduled to come on 11th of August. This remarkable step augurs well for both the films as well as the cash-strapped film business.
While fans are happy with the new release date, some of the fans are disappointed with the title. The title had sent social media into a tizzy as the title is quite similar to two famous romantic films – When Harry Met Sally from Hollywood and Jab We Met from Bollywood.
Well, now in an interview with Mid-day, Shah Rukh Khan has reasoned that how people need to understand that there is more to the title.
“We are all too close to the film to be objective. I was reading an article where the writer has taken great pains to go into the depth of why the film’s title is not good. People have to understand it’s just the title, there’s more to the film. There’s got to be a strong enough reason why the film is called that,” he reasons.
When asked about the other various titles that were doing rounds before the official title was out. SRK said, “The Ring would have been boring. Rehnuma was something we were considering, but it just didn’t go with the story. This is an upbeat film about Sejal Parikh (Anushka Sharma) and Harinder Mehra (his character). It’s not like I am not happy with the title. I am happy, but eventually, it’s the director and the writer, who are most attached to the name. I am reluctant to say that Ranbir Kapoor gave it.”
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