In 1975, Gabbar Singh told Basanti, “Jab tak tere paaon chalenge uski sans chalegi.” And the chammak challo from Sholay danced crazy to the beat of the RD Burman number “Jab tak hai jaan, jaane jahaan, main naachoongi.”
Thirty-seven years later, comes Shah Rukh Khan on a Royal Enfield bike, riding high on his superstar days; almost making a comeback of sorts with his first mentor Yash Chopra’s movie, co-starring his contemporary Salman Khan’s on-and-off-girlfriend Katrina Kaif, in a film by the YRF banner, which shot him to dizzying heights years ago with Darr.
As we all know, it’s been the first time in the history of Bollywood, that a filmmaker had kept the title of his movie ‘under wraps’ till its neared release. Even as a teaser of the movie was out recently with the theatrical release of Ek Tha Tiger, everyone was kept wondering what its title was!
“Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra were really happy that Hema Malini continued to dance her emotions out with the song in Sholay,” quips Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar. “What better title for SRK than one which consolidates his never-ending box-office romp. It aptly compliments his never-say-die attitude,” adds the publicity expert, complimenting the intelligent title.
We don’t know much about others, but it sure would make Hema Malini very very happy!
Scheduled for a November 13, 2012 release, the film, also starring Anushka Sharma in the lead, is believed to be a love triangle and marks the return of Yash Chopra as a director after a gap of eight years; his last film being Veer-Zaara in 2004.
Meanwhile, there are rumours that the theatrical trailer of Jab Tak Hai Jaan will be released on the filmmaker’s birthday on September 27.