There have been a lot of talks about Imtiaz Ali’s next ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’. People called it the worst title they have ever come across but the makers took it in a great spirit and claimed that the movie will leave its mark on the audience’s minds.
The title is quite similar to the Hollywood’s classic,’When Harry Met Sally’ and Imtiaz Ali’s earlier movie,’Jab We Met’. Tweeple made jokes and memes on the title as soon as it was released. However, the self-acclaimed critic, KRK had some other claims to make.
According to KRK, Imtiaz Ali’s next ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ is a copy of ‘When Harry Met Sally’. Calling Imtiaz a “copycat”, this is what KRK tweeted:
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) June 9, 2017
Soon after this, Shah Rukh Khan gave an official statement denying all the claims about ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ being a copy of ‘When Harry Met Sally’.
Here is what SRK said,
The films have no similarity, except for the fact that we can hope our movie can also be one of that kind of unabashed classic love stories. ‘Harry Met Sally’ is one of the greatest love stories ever made in the history of world cinema… There’s nothing about the stories, which is similar. It is quite original, a fun space love story by Imtiaz Ali. But it is a takeoff from there (‘When Harry Met Sally’) as that movie is a classic. It is a way to attribute. [sic]
‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ is based on the story of a tourist guide named Harinder Singh Nehra aka Harry (SRK), and Sejal Parikh, a Gujarati girl (Anushka Sharma). Though people have not liked the title much, we have hopes for the movie!