Exclusive! On Shah Rukh Khan's birthday, Sharib Hashmi reveals about a deleted scene from Jab Tak Hai Jaan

The actor recalls being heartbroken that a scene he did with King Khan was cut on the editing table 

Exclusive! On Shah Rukh Khan's birthday, Sharib Hashmi reveals about a deleted scene from Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Shah Rukh Khan and Sharib Hashmi
  • Arundhuti Banerjee

Last Updated: 10.25 AM, Nov 02, 2022

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Actor Sharib Hashmi became a known name with films like Vikram Vedha and the hit web series The Family Man. He has worked with celebrated actors like Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan and Manoj Bajpayee, but the first Bollywood superstar that he worked with was Shah Rukh Khan, in Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

The 2012 film directed by Yash Chopra also featured Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. Sharib played a Pakistani man Zain Mirza, who is the best friend of Samar, played by SRK.

When we spoke to him, Sharib told us about a scene that did not make it to the film, but one that fans can watch on YouTube. The actor said that although he felt bad about the scene being deleted initially, he was consoled by the fact that the overall impact matters the most to a film.

Speaking exclusively to OTTplay, Sharib said, "Look, every scene you do with SRK is special, so initially, I was devastated when I found out that an airport scene that had the two of us in it was deleted and would not make it to the final film. But every scene has to be beneficial to the main narrative in totality, because at the end of the day, we all are working for the film."

So, which scene is this? "I still remember what Yash sir told us after watching that scene. It was one in which Zain cries and says goodbye to Samar. Yash sir had said, 'Tum dono ne to rula hi diya mujhe.' Shah Rukh sir, in fact, improvised a line with Jasmine (Jardot), who played my onscreen wife Maria, saying, 'Look after my cry baby'. You can watch that scene on YouTube — it didn't make it to the film. But yes, I do feel that kitna achha hota agar wo scene rehta," Sharib said.

Sharib also recalls being nervous about how a superstar like Shah Rukh Khan would treat him, since Jab Tak Hai Jaan was one of his first big-ticket films. "I was wondering how he will treat me, because I was a new actor and he was a superstar. But he spoke to me like a co-star — like an equal. He never made me feel like a newcomer. I remember that we would have two rehearsals and many times Shah Rukh sir would suggest improving some lines. He actually made some of my lines very interesting with some twists that he added. Kaunsa superstar dussre actor ke liye aisa karta hai? But sir aise hi hai; he treats his co-stars like teammates and embodies the spirit of being a team," shared Sharib.  

Although Sharib hasn't worked with Shah Rukh Khan since, he hopes to work with the Bollywood superstar soon.

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