On this date, 10 years ago, audiences left Geet Dhillon and Aditya Kashyap dancing their way to the start of a life together. That Geet’s zing now resided in the cocoon of Aditya’s calmness, and he surrendered his worries to her free spirit, filled our heart with content and brought a smile to our face whenever we think about them. But what has the couple been up to in all these years? Has their journey remained as breezy as their union or have there been bumps along the way owing to their diametrically opposite natures? As ‘Jab We Met’ completes a decade today, we ask the man, who created their universe. Here’s what Imtiaz Ali thinks is happening with Geet and Aditya, today.
“There would be a situation (post Mauja Hi Mauja, the film’s last sequence) where Geet will be planning her honeymoon, ferociously and very, very particularly. Aditya will be enjoying very much because Geet has always been the one to do the planning. They will go to certain places and she will have a very strong regimen and all of that… She will be very expressive about how she wants to live her life and the way she wants to do regular things. It would be very good. But there would be one time, when they would outgrow that, and change and become different because there would be a conflict where she will become too expressive. Although Aditya will not complain, she will realise on her own that she is overstepping and how it would be for her if Aditya was to behave even for a day the way she behaves with him, how overbearing it would be. That would completely change her and it would bring about a certain maturity in her, which only happiness can give you,… She will remain like that (her old self) but (she will learn) that it is possible for that kind of person to not be overbearing. That’s the learning she has to do.”
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It’s the same thought that stops Imtiaz from bringing his imagination alive on screen, as he adds, “I have been asked many times to consider making a sequel to Jab We Met, but I don’t want to because I don’t want Geet to compromise. There will be a conflict between the two and I don’t want Geet to go through that. I want her to retain original nature, her purity.”
So, it is clear ‘Jab We Met’ is a story Imtiaz does not want to revisit. As for his personal relationship with the film, in his words it is, “a friend, I spent time with but who moved away. I crave him but he does not belong to me anymore.”