He revealed that he knew there was something good about it even then but he was always embarrassed about the story. He told India Today he didn’t know to sell or pitch Jab We Met because the film is about nothing in terms of plot. He didn’t know if it was worth pursuing.
He also added that it is a highly rejected film in terms of acting, producing etcetera. The director then mentioned that Shahid was the only one who thought that this could be a good film and was very receptive of the story.
Imtiaz then dubbed Jab We Met as his most intimate project while saying that the film belongs to the people rather than him. “There are people who come up to me and quote the film to me, and it is embarrassing sometimes because I don’t remember the film that well. It has been so many years,” he added.
When asked about the possibility of a sequel to Jab We Met, Imtiaz said that the way the story has ended, he doesn’t know what can happen to it now. He doesn’t think there is anything there. He then stated that in Love Aaj Kal, there was at least that concept of two worlds meeting that could be sustained. But for Jab We Met, there is nothing.
The film revolves around Aditya Kashyap (Shahid), a heartbroken tycoon, who aimlessly boards a train after attending his ex-girlfriend’s wedding. On board, he meets Geet Dhillon (Kareena), a spontaneous girl who plans to elope with her lover and gets pulled into her rollercoaster life, gradually falling in love with her as she shows him more fulfilling and entertaining way of living.
Geet was a chatterbox, crazy young girl and Aditya was stark opposite. The well-known saying ‘Opposites attract’ truly worked for the plot. The film’s songs were also a hit. From Ye Ishq Hai to Mauja Hi Mauja, Tum Se Hi and Aaoge Jab Tum, each and every track from Jab We Met weaved magic.
From Divya Dutta to Imtiaz Ali, celebs clicked at Durga Puja pandal in Juhu