The trailer for the new Yash Chopra romance, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, is tantalising, to say the least. All we know is that Khan plays an Army officer (a role he has previously essayed in Army, Main Hoon Na and Veer Zaara). But what is the plot of the 13 November release? Who does Khan really love, Katrina Kaif or Anushka Sharma? Who does he walk into the sunset with? Which actress gets to wrap the white sari, a Yash Chopra trademark? We offer seven possible scenarios. Take your pick – or share your theories below.
1. Shah Rukh Khan is an aspiring musician in London. He falls in love with Katrina Kaif, but decides she wants more out of life than romance, so they break up. He returns to India and joins the Indian Army, where he runs into documentary filmmaker Anushka Sharma, whom he knows from his London days. But he can’t forget Kaif, nor she, him.
2. Shah Rukh Khan is an Army officer posted in Kashmir. He falls in love with Anushka Sharma, a television reporter. She dies in a blast, so he leaves the Army and travels to Europe, where he finds love again in Katrina Kaif.
3. Shah Rukh Khan is an Army officer posted in Kashmir. He is love with Anushka Sharma. He loses his memory, leaves the Army and Kashmir, and travels to Europe, where he falls in love again, this time with Katrina Kaif. But Anushka Sharma tracks him down.
4. Shah Rukh Khan is an Army officer posted in Kashmir. Anushka Sharma loves him, but he doesn’t. He falls in love with Katrina Kaif, but she has a past that she can’t run away from – something that may endanger the security of the Indian state.
5. Shah Rukh Khan is playing a double role: one brother (the musician) romances Katrina Kaif in London and the other (the soldier) woos AnushkaSharma in Ladakh.
6. Shah Rukh Khan is an Army officer posted in Kahsmir. He gets injured in the war, leaves because he can’t face his lover Anushka Sharma, and travels to London to recuperate. There, he is cured by Katrina Kaif.
7. Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif are lovers in London. Khan is not really the musician he says he is, but an undercover agent on a mission. Anushka Sharma is his co-worker, who is secretly in love with him. Khan has to return to Kashmir along with Sharma once the mission is over. Kaif tracks Khan down, and he must decide between the two women.