Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt announce the date of Imtiaz Ali’s Shah Rukh-Anushka starrer

The untitled film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma is due to be released on 11 August 2017.

Sonal Pandya

The co-stars of Shah Rukh Khan’s and Anushka Sharma’s most recent films, Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt took to Twitter to announce the release date of Imtiaz Ali’s next film. The romantic drama does not have a title as yet and that led to a lot of speculation online about what that might be.

The first look of the untitled film which is being shot in Lisbon, Portugal, was unveiled by Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt. The poster shows Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh in the streets of Lisbon with the tagline, “what you seek is seeking you”.

Even filmmaker Karan Johar, who recently directed Anushka in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, joined in on the conversation on naming the film.

Ali’s Jab We Met (2007), starring Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, had its title decided via a popular vote. The audience had to decide between Punjab Mail, Ishq Via Bhatinda and Jab We Met.

The two co-stars finally took over from Salman and Alia to announce the final date themselves.

Interestingly, Anushka receives top billing over Shah Rukh in the feature, which is co-produced by Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainment. Both Anushka and Shah Rukh are working with Imtiaz Ali for the first time; the two have acted together in Yash Raj Films’ Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012).