Title: Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012- – A Yash Chopra Romance
Starring: ShahRukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma
Jab Tak Hai Jaan is an upcoming 2012Bollywoodromantic drama film directed by Yash Chopra, written and produced by Aditya Chopra under their production house Yash Raj Films. The film features Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in pivotal roles, making it the first film to pair Khan and Kaif and the second collaboration between Khan and Sharma. The film, believed to be a love triangle, marked the return of Yash Chopra as a director after a gap of eight years, his last film being Veer-Zaara in 2004. The soundtrack will be composed by A. R. Rahman, who will be working with Yash Chopra for the first time in his career. He had earlier worked with Yash Chopra’s production house Yash Raj Films on Saathiya (directed by Shaad Ali).The film is scheduled for release on 13 November 2012; hence competing against Ajay Devgn’s Son of Sardaar. A short teaser of the film was released alongside Ek Tha Tiger, yet another film by Yash Raj Film production.
- Shahrukh Khan as Samar
- Khan will be playing a member of the bomb disposal squad, for which he goes to Ladakh and Kashmir. There is an elaborate action sequence involving his character in Ladakh. It was reported that Shahrukh Khan would play a role spanning across two life stages; first, in his 20s of a role resembling that of his earlier performance Raj from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), while the second of a more matured age, an army officer in Ladakh.
- Katrina Kaif as Khushi
- Prior to the film’s release, Kaif’s role was described as “the archetypal Yash Chopra seductress; an unattainable beauty”. She was reported to have put in a significant amount of work to make her character believable, and was helped by Khan, who had prior experience with the director. Kaif faced difficulty at times while filming in London due to the cold weather.
- Anushka Sharma as Muskaan
- Anushka plays a young, bubbly girl who works for a wildlife channel in London. She is ambitious, career-driven and a complete charmer. She speaks a lot but Samar remains sombre due to events which happened in his past but Muskaan starts falling in love with Samar. Anushka Sharma was reported to have been portraying the second female lead in the film. However, in April 2012, it was reported that she would be playing only an extended cameo appearance in the film. This was later denied by their official spokesperson.
- Anupam Kher
- Kaif’s father in the film. He stated in an interview that his role in the film was a cameo appearance.
- Archana Puran Singh
- Rishi Kapoor
- Neetu Singh