The forthcoming Shahid-Kareena starrer JAB WE MET, could have been titled 'Ishq Via Bhatinda' or 'Punjab Mail' as per an audience poll conducted in India. The audience voted for the title 'Jab We Met', one of the three options, because of its informal, young and romantic sound.
Not many know the rationale behind the two Punjab-centric titles that got eliminated in the voting process.
The logic behind 'Ishq Via Bhatinda' comes from the fact that the character (Geet) played by Kareena Kapoor is one of a Sikhni from Bhatinda (a town in Punjab), which is where she takes Aditya (Shahid Kapur), her fellow passenger. Incidentally, the name of the train (in the film) headed to Bhatinda is 'Punjab Mail', which forms the basis of the second title.
Their first ever meeting on a train kicks off a romantic journey with unexpected twists and turns, which explains the title, 'Jab We Met'. According to sources, this title was also Shahid's numero uno choice from the list of titles.
JAB WE MET releases on October 26.