The Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' tanked badly at the box-office and was panned badly by the audiencess well. But defiant Imtiaz Ali and Shah Rukh Khan want to still defend the film even after the debacle. In an interview with Indian Express, Imtiaz Ali said, "Some said you really need to be intelligent to understand an Imtiaz Ali film. For me that was a blow. I feel that I have never been part of any intelligent club. I wanted to make a very simple film with all my heart. I have not made this film for praise. You know I would like to be the director who can make different kinds of films. This one is made to reach the maximum number of people. Not to just get praise for myself. I have been a veteran at this. When Tamasha released, lot of people praised the film but the film was not reaching the audience," Imtiaz added, answering a question about the reviews Jab Harry Met Sejal has got since its Friday release.
Shah Rukh Khan, who worked with Imtiaz for the first time, echoed his director, saying the magic of 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' will take time to latch onto people. "I have not seen Imtiaz Ali's previous work. I have always believed the film should go beyond the subject and create some magic. I also believe people come with preconceived notion that they have seen already," the 51-year old actor said. This statement has shocked everyone as Shah Rukh Khan had previously given a statement that he thinks Imtiaz Ali is a current day Yash Chopra.It has to be known as to how SRK could make a statement like that, if he claims to have not seen any of Imtiaz's previous works.
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