Jab Harry Met Sejal 2017 is an Indian romantic comedy film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali. It features Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles, their third collaboration after Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 2008 and Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012. Pre production of the film begun in April 2015 and principal photography commenced in August 2016 in Prague, Amsterdam, Vienna, Lisbon and Budapest.The movie did not meet the expectations of both the audience and the critics and had the lowest weekend opening for Shah Rukh Khan since 2012.Jab Harry Met Sejal was initially conceived about a man trying to commit suicide. However, after Khan met Ali, the former suggested to revitalise the story by making it a more jolly film.Production began in April 2016 and plans to filming were announced in the first part of August 2016, when the film had the working title Production No. 52.
Sharma required several months of diction training to prepare herself for her role, as her character is from Gujarat. She describes her character as very superficial, doesn’t have any depth as a person. There is no similarity with me. But her morals and values of self respect are something that I can relate to. But otherwise, the character is quite impulsive by nature.The film underwent a lot of name changes throughout its production phase from The Ring to Rahnuma to Raula until it was finalized with Jab Harry Met Sejal. When the title of the film was finally revealed, it received considerable backlash from people who accused that it must be a copy of the 1989 Hollywood iconic film When Harry Met Sally.been inspired by it. However, contrary to popular beliefs, the two films have no similarity or connection with one another except both falls under the same genre and the two protagonist start off as strangers.
|Directed by||Imtiaz Ali|
|Running time||144 minutes|
|Release date by||4 August 2017|