New Delhi, Sept. 18 -- Back in 2007, when Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor (above; now Kapoor Khan) starred in filmmaker Imtiaz Ali's Jab We Met (JWM) - they weren't expecting the rom-com to become one of their most memorable projects. The reason they had low expectations was because before JWM, the two had worked together in Fida (2004), 36 China Town (2006) and Chup Chup Ke (2006), but none of them did well.
"Kareena and I were a flop pair. We did three films and people didn't like our pairing in any of them," says Shahid in jest, adding, "At that time, people didn't like seeing us together, but we kept trying. So with JWM, it was almost like people, by mistake, watched it and said, 'Oh, these two do look good together'."
The actor admits that "people, too, weren't expecting it to be a great film. Imtiaz was also a new filmmaker back then. Socha Na Tha (Imtiaz's debut film; 2005) was a nice movie, but few had seen it. So, there were too many factors (that were not working in its favour)," he says.
Looking back at the box office run of JWM, which completes seven years in October, Shahid says, "Today, everyone feels it is this huge movie, but when it had released, it was just like any other hit film. It wasn't an unbelievable blockbuster. It had released two weeks before Saawariya and Om Shanti Om (both 2007), so we only had the theatres for those two weeks."