The title of Jab We Met has come under praise for conveying a young, contemporary and romantic feel to the keenly awaited Shahid-Kareena starrer. But not many know that it was the father-son duo of Pankaj Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor who came up with it.
Says Shahid, "Actually it was dad's (noted character actor, Pankaj Kapoor) idea to have a Hindi-English title to make the film universally appealing. We did some intense brainstorming and finally hit upon Jab We Met! There were two other options but this one won hands down by a public vote."
Smiles director Imtiaz Ali, "Initially when I heard the film's title, I wasn't sure. But with time, I got used to it and began liking it. Today I am convinced that it is the most appropriate title I could have asked for. It summarizes the theme of my film in three short words without giving the story away!"
Jab We Met releases worldwide on October 26 by Studio 18.