Title Change: Shotgun Shaadi becomes Jabariya Jodi

The makers of the forthcoming Hindi film Shotgun Shaadi have decided to change the title of their movie. Now the Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra starrer will be called Jabariya Jodi.

The film, which is being made under the banner of Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures, revolves around the topic of forced marriage, a practice which is quite prevalent in some parts of Bihar. The film is currently being shot in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

“As it’s based on pakadwa vivaah, the makers felt that this was an apt name. In Bhojpuri, jabariya means zabardasti, so the title refers to a couple who is forced to get married. The two actors have also shot for the posters before leaving for Lucknow, so they should be out soon,” a source reveals.

The source goes on to add that the new title was suggested by the male lead of the film, Sidharth Malhotra. As per the source, when the actor was going through the script, he found that Jabariya Jodi makes for a better title than Shotgun Shaadi. When he shared his thoughts with the makers, they readily agreed to rename the movie.

Jabariya Jodi will hit the silver screen next year.