Today marks 8 years of ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ (JTHJ), a romantic film starring our very own SRK, the beautiful Katrina Kaif and the bubbly Anushka Sharma. The story takes us on a journey of a love triangle, where Samar (SRK) and Meera (Katrina Kaif) were bound by love, but fate and faith decided to separate them, and Akira (Anushka Sharma) who finds herself drawing closer to Samar. I mean, who doesn’t love seeing Shahrukh in a uniform!
To celebrate #8YearsOfJTHJ, here are some interesting facts about this blockbuster –
- JTHJ marked Yash Chopra’s return to screen after 8 long years (his last being Veer – Zaara), along with it being the 50th anniversary of his career in Bollywood.
- This film marked the first time of SRK doing an on-screen lip lock with his co-star.
- The movie was SRK and Katrina Kaif’s first time being paired together.
- The titular poem was written by Yash Chopra’s son Aditya Chopra.
- The climax of the movie was initially planned to be shot in Kashmir, but after Shah Rukh’s suggestion was shot in Ladakh.
- Two weeks before the film’s release, Ajay Devgn filed a complaint against Yash Raj Films for “monopolistic practices of YRF”.
- JTHJ was Yash Chopra’s first ever film that did not have a single song sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
- This movie also marked the first time that Chopra collaborated with Gulzar and AR Rahman.