One of the most prolific actors in India Cinema, Shah Rukh Khan’s latest Jab Harry Met Sejal was being rejected by critics and masses. There have been a lot of hullabaloo about the film but SRK feels that audience will understand the magic of the film very soon.
When SRK was asked about JHMS negative reception, he said, “I have not seen Imtiaz Ali’s previous work. I have always believed the film should go beyond the subject and create some magic. I also believe people come with the preconcieved notion that they have seen already.”
He also added, “I am speaking on his (Imtiaz Ali’s) behalf. I think sometimes the bigger feeling is to try something new. I have been in the business long enough to try a formula film and to try a film with no formula. Succeeded and failed at both. So, I understood that I can’t even try to recreate the magic. Take ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, for example. I have worked with Adi (director Aditya Chopra) again. Me and Anushka have (in ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’). But there will never be another DDLJ.”
He further added, “So every writer or director does not want to go back to the same magic because he/she does not know how it was created. Some critics have talked about the magic being missing. I think he would not like to recreate that magic that he has done in the past. This one has a new magic. It’s a new trick. Maybe just the newness of it is going to take some time for people to understand the magic of the film. Working with Imtiaz was quite magical.”
Altogether, SRK says that audience will take the time to understand the magic of Jab Harry Met Sejal.
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