You have to agree that all of Imtiaz Ali's films have unique and quirky titles. Be it SOCHA NA THA, JAB WE MET, LOVE AAJ KAL, ROCKSTAR and even his upcoming film, TAMASHA. However, according to the director titles are his weakness.
||JAB WE MET and IMTIAZ ALI
“I think I'm a little weak when it comes to titling my films. Usually everyone gives their suggestions. The titles suggested by me aren't that good. The title for JAB WE MET from me was PUNJAB MAIL. But it wasn't that populistic. Some other titles for JAB WE MET were BY THE WAY and ON THE WAY,” reveals the filmmaker.
He further had an interesting anecdote about JAB WE MET's title. “So one night Shahid Kapoor called me at 2 am said that he had a great title. He asked me not to take it negatively. He suggested JAB WE MET and I was like ‘Itna ghaitiya title! Shahid, I thought you were an intelligent guy'. I told him that I'm not going to consider it. He told that his father had suggested it. So I was like ‘Oh, Shit. If Pankajji has suggested it, it must be good'. Eventually we went ahead with it,” shared Imtiaz.
Thank God he went ahead with JAB WE MET. Because calling the film PUNJAB MAIL, BY THE WAY or ON THE WAY would've been just weird!
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