This film was the third time Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma have worked together, the previous films being Rab Ne Bana De Jodi (2008) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), the former have been Sharma's acting debut.
Shah Rukh Khan asked for suggestions for the name of the movie, when it was decided that they won't name it 'The Ring'. The cash prize was 5000INR. Actor Ranbir Kapoor suggested the name 'Jab Harry met Sejal' and Shah Rukh Khan posted a picture of him giving Ranbir INR 5000 on twitter
Its release date in Dubai and United Arab Emirates were temporarily postponed from early Thursday morning - which has been the norm for Bollywood films - to Friday evening due to fear of piracy and possible spoiler.However, after receiving backlash, the company decided to release on its original release date, August 3, at 6 PM.