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Jab Tak Hai Jaan: Last from the king of romance

Minakshi Saini, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 09, 2012
First Published: 18:38 IST(9/10/2012) | Last Updated: 13:20 IST(10/10/2012)

Jab Tak Hai Jaan will mark veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra’s last film as a director. Touted as Bollywood’s ‘king of romance’, Chopra will soon head to Switzerland to shoot for the last song for JTHJ. Interestingly, the film’s lead actor Shah Rukh Khan confessed that he never wanted to do love stories but was convinced by director Yash Chopra when the latter cited his own story of becoming a director even though his family wanted him to be an engineer. “I remember Yashji tell me, till you love, nobody will love you back,” SRK tweeted..  

The plot
Samar Anand (Shah Rukh Khan) is an introvert and is made to leave the love of his life, Khushi (Katrina Kaif). From London, he comes back to Kashmir to run away from his past and meets Akira (Anushka Sharma). Akira is an extrovert and works for a wildlife channel. She starts liking Samar, who is lost in his past. Will Samar find his true love in Khushi or opt for a new beginning with Akira?

Director’s cut
Yash Chopra, the director of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, reveals things you did not know about the film
Chopra shot the film at those locations where he’d shot the songs for some of his blockbusters such as Silsila
Shah Rukh learnt to play the guitar mainly for the song, Challa, from JTHJ
Chopra says SRK never asked him about the film’s story or how much money he will charge before signing a film.
Composer AR Rahman has teamed up with Yash Raj Films for the first time to compose the music of Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Today’s pick
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Releasing: November 13
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma
Director: Yash Chopra
Genre: Romance-Drama

Gossip Box
 During the film’s shoot, photos of the actors got leaked online, inciting a complete camera ban on the sets by the makers.
Actor Aamir Khan reportedly got upset with Katrina Kaif as she chose to shoot with SRK for this film over rehearsing with Aamir for Dhoom3 in Chicago.

The story line of JTHJ has been kept fiercely guarded. Only SRK, Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra know the complete plot.
Kat and SRK were mobbed while shooting in London. The fans chased Kat’s car, resulting in increased security for the actors.

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