After months of speculation about the name of Srk-Imtiaz’s film, Shahrukh Khan finally confirmed the name of his next with Anushka as ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’. Isn’t this really interesting and a cool name? Last year, Salman Khan tweeted the released date of Srk-Imtiaz’s film and said to his followers that he has decided the date (11 Aug 2017) and you decide the name. Later, Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was also scheduled to release on 11 August 2017, clashing with Shahrukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal. The posters of Srk’s film were released on the social media last night, ditching all the speculated names like ‘Raula’, ‘The Ring’ and ‘Rehnuma’, and confirming ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ as the title of the film.
The title of Srk’s film also reminiscent of Imtiaz’s blockbuster film ‘Jab We Met’ starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. On the other hand, it also reminds us of the iconic American rom-com film starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan ‘When Harry Met Sally’. We just hope that Srk’s film with Anushka would not be inspired from any of the films made before. Shahrukh Khan tweeted, “Just in case Ranbir Kapoor ever claims it…the title Jab Harry met Sejal was never ever suggested by him! So he doesn’t win the Rs.5000 reward.” It looks like that Khan was talking about the reward of Rs 5000 announced by the film’s team for anyone who would come up with a suitable title for the film. In the meantime, Anushka Sharma tweeted the first poster of the film by posting ‘What you seek’ and the Khan tweeted another poster by tweeting ‘Is seeking you’.
Imtiaz Ali is quite famous for bringing the freshness and new style of romance through his movies in regular Hindi movies, and we are hoping the same from him for this movie as well. The first two posters of the film show us some kind of vibrant looks of both the characters. There is no doubt in that ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ is one of the most anticipated movies of this year. Talking about the release of the film, now Srk’s film with Anushka will release hit screens on August 4, a week before the release of Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. We are 100% sure that now fans of Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar must be breathing a sigh of relief. Whenever two big movies of two big stars on the box office, it creates a definite tension in the industry and also impacts the box office as it gets divided.
What also excites us is the tagline of Rumi’s is being used for every poster of the film, “What you seek is seeking you”. We hope this film must be having some great connection with the story as well. In an interview to Pinkvilla, Imtiaz Ali talked about why he used the quote of Rumi and said that “Although I thought I will not be using any quotation from Rumi anymore, in my movie, then I can’t help it because it is so appropriate that everything I am trying to say in this movie is really what you seek is seeking you. It is a dialogue in the film you will be surprised when you see it. So it is bang on”. The most of the shooting of the film is done in some of the most beautiful cities of Europe like Prague and Amsterdam. According to the reports, Shahrukh Khan must be seen playing a womanizer in the film and it will definitely be interesting to see the superstar in a territory in romance that he hasn’t explored yet.
Shahrukh’s Smart Move
Let us tell you that the makers of the Jab Harry Met Sejal have done a smart job of shifting the release of their film from 11 August 2017 to 4 August 2017, averting the unnecessary clash with Akshay Kumar’s Toliet: Ek Prem Katha. The Srk-Anushka starrer will now release on 4th August and it will enjoy a long weekend of four days. Alongside with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the film also enjoys Monday (August 7) in the form of holiday for famous Indian festival Raksha Bandhan. So in the second weekend as well, Srk’s film could give a heavy competition to Akshay’s film if it would be a good content movie. If we go commercially, it is unarguably a great decision for the makers of the Jab Harry Met Sejal to come on August 4 than unnecessarily clashing with Akshay’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha on August 11. It is expected that the trailer of Srk-Anushka starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal is going to be attached with the Salman Khan’s Tublight releasing on 25 June in which Shahrukh Khan is also doing a cameo.