Jab Harry Met Sejal is a classic love story: Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal is preponed to 4th August from the original release date. Since the news broke out, there have been many speculations about SRK's move.

Now the actor has revealed that they preponed the film to avoid the clash with Akshay Kumar starrer Toilet Ek Prem Katha. While talking to Hindustan Times, He said,

"I have always maintained that if possible, I would change the release dates of my films to avoid clashes. Earlier, another film was releasing on August 4, but when that one was removed from that date, we thought it’s a great weekend with the Raksha Bandhan holiday too falling then. So, we will get the benefit of the second big holiday, August 15 too."

SRK also seems to be very confident about the content of the film. His recent releases have dropped after the first weekend despite taking a good opening. However, SRK thinks that this will not be the case with his next film. He said, "I think Jab Harry Met Sajal is in the space of a long-running film; it’s not a weekend-oriented film. It’s that kind of film, since it’s a classic love story."

He also said that he has to face the most number of box office clashes. "Unfortunately, I've been one who has been sticking to his dates in the past but sometimes, it’s not possible. And honestly speaking, and it may be wrong for me to say it, but our films do have a big capacity. It requires 3000-4000 screens but if my film clashes with another one, the capacity of my film gets reduced to say 2000 screens. So, you end up running to low capacity.

"Yes, whenever my film releases with another one, I've always gone to people, but mostly people don’t agree. This time, I had the choice, & since August 4 is a fantastic date, we took a decision and moved to the date. We made the communication on Friday since we had to be clear with the first look as well as our date. I think everybody is happy to do it. I hope this makes everyone feel that there is an alternate date. Otherwise, sometimes, if there is no alternate, you get stuck and I have been in that situation before."

Even for Kaabil and Raees, Hrithik and I had sat down to discuss. But things are absolutely alright between us and it was unfortunate that we couldn’t avoid that, and released our films [on the same day].” the actor said.

20 comments on “Jab Harry Met Sejal is a classic love story: Shahrukh Khan”

    1. It should cross 250 crores domestic .
      200 crores overseas.
      Srk srk srk srk .
      We love u .
      Wise disision.
      If Rees also releases 1 week earlier than kaabil.
      200 + crores was on cards .
      Fans are very happy for this desision

  1. Great move SRK. Hope to see you back in form! And kuchh bhi bolo guys but you all know iske solo release pe Kya hota Hai. Chennai Express broke all opening records, HNY inspite of a pathetic film did almost 40 on day 1 and the guy is giving 20 cr opening even with clashes which is way more than Akshay's all solo releases opening. So there's absolutely no doubt or credibility in SRK'S stardom. He's still among the top 3 superstars of India. Just needs 1 content movie to work and he ll be back :)

  2. Pata pad jaauegi 4 ko kitni badi hit hogi
    Semi hit wala actor hai
    And yeh bhi semi hit hi hogi
    And this year all romcom movies r disaster and this may also join the list if content is bad
    Tepk ko hit hone se toh ab koi nahi ROK sakta

  3. You can win against an ACTOR but not against a BUSINESSMAN...#SRK Knows what to do !!!
    That's why I respect him so much!!!

  4. Bhai love movie aur kuin banate ho yaar , ab kuch hatke banao aur apne stardom ko aur upar lejao nahi to ohin pare rahoge

  5. super-exited for this masterpiece of SRK and Imtiaz Ali. good to know that the movie trailer will be released along wit Tubelight. Karan Arjun are arriving....

  6. Clear sign of under confidence. Even with a great trending film, he won't be able to retain more than 1800 screens in week 2. He has practically handed over a week with 2 big holidays to Akshay on a platter. If history is anything to go by then hardly any of his movies go beyond week 1. Even his biggest hit CE collected only 60 cr after week1. Clearly SRK is no longer confident of his own stardom since Salman muscled him out of Eid 2016. When challenged he seriously doubts himself

  7. Wait after 1 week it will be crushed by TEPK .Another typical rom-com is coming it will be average or semihit nothing more are to be expected from this kind of movie whose name is jab hari mila sejal????

  8. Jab Harry Met Sejal will not even be 50% as goog as Toilet-EPK even srk and his fans know this

  9. SRK is confident & back with bang. He has mentioned movie is a classic love story .. 2nd report of music r great .

    Movie should do business of 225 to 275 cr range.
    1st week - 140 -170 cr
    2nd week - 55-60cr
    3rd week - 17-30 cr
    4th week - 7-10 cr
    5th week -2-3 cr

    Best of Luck SRK & a smart move.

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