SRK posts a fab poster on Twitter

SRK tweeted a fab poster of him with Katrina Kaif in an almost Kuch Kuch Hota Hai styled closeup. Here's the tweet and the picture.

A conversation with Yash Chopra

Yash Chopra's muse Lata Mangeshkar missing from his new film

Yash Chopra's soul sister, muse and Mata Saraswati- reincarnated Lata Mangeshkar isn't singing in the director's new venture. It's a first in his long and illustrious career as a filmmaker. From the time Yash Chopra turned producer-director in 1973 with Daag, Lataji's voice has been integral to Yash Chopra's creativity and cinema right until his last directorial venture Veer-Zaara.

In a conversation with this writer Yashji gushed, "Lataji has always been so kind to me. She can never say no to me. As long as I am there and she's there, she'll continue to sing for my films. She's a legend beyond all human definition of the word. She's my sister and I'm so proud of her. That's why I say she's one singer who doesn't follow music, music follows her. When I see her I feel very small and humbled. There're no words to describe her. She's truly the Bharat Ratna. I'm blessed to have her love." 

To therefore find Lataji's name missing from the credits of a new Yash Chopra film would be shock to the audience, akin to Agra without the Taj Mahal. 

While Yashji refrained from any comment a source close to the new project reveals that the decision to bypass Lataji was taken by Aditya Chopra and the rest of the team. 

Says the source, "Yashji was adamant that Lataji sing. It's a commitment he has made to her and to himself. Yashji's new film's music composer A R Rahman and lyricist Gulzar were also keen to bring together the 'Jiya Jale Jaan Jale' Lataji-AR-Gulzar team together once again. But the rest of the crew felt Lataji's voice didn't match Katrina Kaif's voice at all. They regretfully decided to make do without Lataji's voice." 

When one touched base with Lataji on the matter, she had no clue why she was not singing for the new Yash Chopra film. "I don't now know what Yashji has in mind for me. If he calls me I will go without a second thought. He's very dear to me, like my brother. Whether I sing for his new film or not doesn't take away my love for him. Maybe there's nothing suitable for me this time." 

Apparently, Yashji known to be an extremely simple and emotional soul has not been able to face up to Lataji after this painful swerve away from the voice that added so much to his cinema. 

Jab Tak Hai Jaan : Lyrics Poetry Translation

Teri aankhon ki namkeen mastiyaan
That 'salty'  naughtiness of your eyes 

Teri hansi ki beparwah gustaakhiyaan
That carefree impertinence of your smile

Teri zulfon ki lehraati angdaaiyaan
Your hair, wriggling , fluttering (in the air)

Nahin bhoolunga main; Jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan
I will never forget, as long as I live, as long as I live

Tera haath se haath chhodna, 
How you let go of my hand, from your hand, 

Tere saayon ka rukh modna, 
How you (even) turned way of your shadows (from me)

Tera palat ke phir na dekhna, 
How you did not look back (after leaving me)

Nahin maaf karunga main, 
jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan. 
I will never forgive, as long as I live, as long as I live

Poem written by Aditya Chopra. 

First Posters revealed : Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Jab Tak Hai Jaan : Movie Details

Genre : Drama
Producer   : Aditya Chopra
Director         : Yash Chopra
Music : A. R. Rahman
Lyrics   : Gulzar
Cinematography : Anil Mehta
Editing : Namrata Rao
Release date : November 13, 2012

Star Cast :

Shahrukh Khan as Samar
Shahrukh will be playing a member of bomb disposal squad. He goes for same to Laddakh and Kashmir. There is an elaborate action sequence involving his character was shot in Laddakh recently.It was reported that Shah Rukh 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 Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, while the second of a more matured age, an army officer in Laddakh.

Katrina Kaif as Khushi

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 happened in his past but Muskaan starts falling in love with Samar.

Rishi Kapoor.... Cameo
Neetu Singh.... Cameo

As always, thanks to Wikipedia.