'Teri Mei Kahaani' is not a copy of Three Times: Kunal Kohli

Added by harini on Apr 10, 2012

Kunal Kohli’s next movie ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’ starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra is being compared to Taiwanese film 'Three Times' due to its similar plot.

‘Teri Meri Kahaani’, a love story of two lovers that spans over three time spans -1910, 1960 and 2012, is akin to 'Three Times', which features three separate love stories chronologically set in 1911, 1966 and 2005, with the same lead actors, Shu Qi and Chang Chen. The 2005 film was a huge hit and won several awards.

But director Kunal Kohli denied any resemblance between the two films.

“I have not seen the film ('Three Times') to begin with but someone told me about it while I was making the film and I happened to read about it. But I would still say our film is completely different. It is just a coincidence,” he said while unveiling the first look of the movie.

“There is no similarity between the two films. Now-a-days if you want to remake a film, you just buy the rights and make the film. So if I wanted to make 'Three Times' I would have bought the rights… so it is definitely not like that,” he added.

He said that just because something sounded similar doesn’t mean that the whole movie would be the same.

“Like when I made 'Hum Tum' there was a film called 'Before Sunset' that came six months after, and it had the exact opening like my film where the guy has lost his love and he has released a book and the film starts with the press conference and he talks about the love he has lost and that is how exactly 'Before Sunset' also started,” he said citing an example.

After the release of the trailer, the movie was also compared to Shahid Kapoor’s previous movie ‘Mausam’ as the parting of lovers seemed a bit similar.

“To meet and part ways is there in every love story, be it 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge', 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', 'Fanna', 'Hum Tum' or 'Veer Zaara'. Whatever popular love story you take... a love story is all about meeting and parting. But how they meet, how they part ways is different in every love story and even in this story, it is different,” he concluded.

The movie will release on June 22.

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