Jab Tak Hai Jaan was supposed to mark the return of Yash Chopra into direction, after a gap of eight long years. If only the legend was alive to watch his film on the day it hit theaters. Now, the latest we hear is, a romantic number featuring Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif, in the Swiss Alps has been dropped from the film.
Says a source, “No one wants to touch a single frame of the film. Jab Tak Hai Jaan has acquired a new significance now. Agreed that even earlier Aditya Chopra was overseeing the romantic portions of the film. And in all probability, he would’ve accompanied his father to Switzerland where the song was to be shot. But now with Yashji gone, adding anything in his absence will be inappropriate,”
“Without Yashji’s presence, adding anything to Jab Tak Hai Jaan would amount to tampering with his vision. Besides the film’s release is just less than a month away. So there is practically no time left,” the source added.
The film is set to hit theaters on November 13.
So now, Katrina will not be seen in a white chiffon sari. Designer Manish Malhotra confirms the news, “We were to go to the Swiss Alps to shoot a song with Katrina (Kaif) in chiffon saris. He discussed the saris with passion and used to tell me that ‘I want you to be there at the shoot’,” tweeted Malhotra.-
The entire shoot for Jab Tak Hai Jaan was complete with just the romantic song, Yashji’s signature feature, remaining. Sadly, Yash Chopra had to be hospitalized following dengue infection, and so, the filming of the song had to be postponed. Now, its no more a part of the film.
The film will now be a tribute to Chopra.
Says a source, “the three stars of the film Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma will definitely put their heads together to ensure that the film proves to be a fitting tribute to Yash Chopra.”