Now, Jab Harry Met Sejal is likely to collect over Rs 20 crore nett at the domestic box office on the first day. Also, Sejal desperately tries to appear sexy in the eyes of Harry for some odd reasons. "Last week there were rumours that the film would not release on Thursday in Dubai and UAE".
Imtiaz: No, I am not trying to give any philosophy but I try to get a substantial story for my films through a journey.
What makes this story mighty interesting, however, is the second layer to the otherwise black and white story. "Rockstar" onwards, they began travelling to exotic foreign locations for no other reason except that the director could afford them. Right from the title that appears to be a portmanteau phrase from the director's own blockbuster movie Jab We Met and the American sitcom When Harry met Sally, it's hard to shrug off the feeling that you have seen it all.
That is just one of the "WTF" moments, by the way! Abhi toh mile ho! Harry has his own problems to deal with himself. I mean, WTF? Though she still has a fiance, she chases Harry in every party, only to prove that she is better than the ladies he has slept with. She is upset that Harry finds her sweet and not sexy! Harry, who claims that not being able to control his sexual urges is his biggest failing, wants to stay away from her.
Also, we see glimpses of flashbacks of Punjab, where Harry comes from. Will his collaboration with Anushka Sharma be third time lucky? This looks like a shallow attempt at giving his character some depth.
However, with JHMS you will find a blend of Imtiaz's "Tamasha" and Zoya Akhtar's "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara".
Shah Rukh Khan as the lover man is ideal and definitely looks and romances better on screen with age.
When you are travelling you tend to forget the person you are who lives in a confined social atmosphere, because nobody knows you.
Jab Harry Met Sejal has released in theatres today (August 4).
A tourist guide by profession in Europe, Harry (Shah Rukh Khan) is a "characterless and cheap" guy, whose biggest weakness is women.