After all the speculations about the title for Imtiaz Ali’s Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer, it finally got its title as Jab Harry Met Sejal. It was revealed that Ranbir Kapoor was the one who had suggested the title. Shah Rukh Khan had even hinted that there was a reward of Rs. 5000 for the title. He had shared, “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.”
Even Ranbir Kapoor had admitted that the title was suggested by him at the song launch of his upcoming film, Jagga Jasoos. He said, “I suggested the title Jab Harry Met Sejal to Shah Rukh Sir and Imtiaz Ali. But, the sad part is that I had no idea about the reward, so Shah Rukh Sir, I am coming to Mannat (SRK’s residence), keep the Rs 5000 ready in cash! To be honest I was shooting at Mehboob Studio, where Shah Rukh Sir, Imtiaz Ali and Anushka Sharma were also shooting. We all were sitting in a van together and discussing various options for the title of the film, and I suggested this title (Jab Harry Met Sejal), everybody laughed at me for the ‘bakwas’ title I had suggested. When the poster of the film released with my suggested title, I was very happy that I could be a small part of this film.”
Last night, at Imtiaz Ali’s birthday bash, Ranbir Kapoor finally received Rs. 5000 as his reward. Shah Rukh Khan shared a photograph of him giving Ranbir Kapoor the money with a funny caption that read as, “Jagga Jasoos we r quits now!!! Hisaab barabar. Give @karanjohar his share for the ‘Jab’ part in JHMS please.”
Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Jab Harry Met Sejal is scheduled to release on August 4, 2017.