Amid a barrage of negative reviews of his latest release Jab Harry Met Sejal, Bollywood superstar and king of romance Shah Rukh Khan indicated that he would continue with the journey of romance as depicted in the film and choose whatever good comes in his way in the same genre.
King Khan was in Kolkata on Friday to promote the film with actress Anushka Sharma and director Imtiaz Ali.
When asked whether he is going to stick to romance once again from Jab Harry Met Sejal, Shah Rukh Khan stole a line from a song of the same movie and said: “Neither am I coming back to something nor am I going anywhere, safar ka hi tha main safar ka raha.”
“At one point of time, I felt it would be interesting to make a journey film and Imtiaz met me at that point of time,” said Shah Rukh Khan about him doing a journey film with Imtiaz Ali.
The film opened on the first day with approximately a 15.5 crore at the box office and the team does not seem surprised as it is not a holiday movie and has a constricted audience because of its genre and for that the movie did surprisingly well, felt the cast.
However, the film got some very uncharitable review for its weak storyline though almost all critics said that one can go to the theatre if they are SRK fans and that he has not disappointed.
Anushka Sharma at the same event, when asked about how her journey has been from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi to Jab Harry Met Sejal in terms of working with Shah Rukh Khan as a co-star, said: “I feel a little more confident now than when it was my first film with him, although, he even then was very nice but now I am more comfortable to share that screen space with him.”
When inquired on how different is SRK’s role in the film from the one of Dev Anand in Guide, Imtiaz Ali said: “If you have seen the movie or read the novel by RK Narayan, it is very different from Jab Harry Met Sejal as Dev Anand’s Guide was the prototypical guide, the mother of all guides, but the scope of this story is not so serious, it’s light and personal and also the fact that Harry dances and sings much more here.”
He also mentioned how there was difficulty in choosing the title and it moved from The Ring to accepting Ranbir Kapoor’s original suggestion of Jab Harry Met Sejal and that stuck on.