Year: 1975; Film: Sholay; Scene recap: Baddie Gabbar Singh tells an abducted Basanti, “Jab tak tere paaon chalenge uski saans chalegi.” The chatterbox-turned-damsel-in-distress decides to turn savior for her knight in shining armor and breaks into a dance on broken glass pieces et al. The song: “Jab tak hai jaan, jaane jahaan, main naachoongi.”37 years later, comes Shah Rukh Khan on a Royal Enfield bike, in his first mentor Yash Chopra's movie, co-starring his frenemy Salman Khan's ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif, in a film by the YRF banner.
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 it 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!
But the cat is finally out of the bag. The Yash Raj Films SRK-Katrina starrer has been titled “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, sounding like an ode to the Sholay song, with music for the film composed by AR Rehman.
“What better title for SRK than one which consolidates his never-ending box-office romp. It aptly compliments his never-say-die attitude,” opines Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar complimenting the intelligent title.
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.