In August of 2016, Zero was announced officially. At time time we had some idea about what the movie will be about, but many details were revealed to us in time. We didn't get the title and first look till Jan 2018.
In that time, so many rumours were swirling about the movie, some of the rumoured titles being: Katrina Meri Jaan, Ishqbaaz, Bauna, Zara Tasveer Se Tu, etc. We also got many story hints, some of which have turned out to be true. The makers used to say that the title was very "sweet", so they definitely had something else in mind until very close to the actual title reveal.
From the announcement to the release, SRK's position at the box office has also decreased. At that time, he was coming off of his first flop in 11 years, but Dear Zindagi, Raees and JHMS (back then rumoured to be called The Ring", were expected to bring him back on track. But that didn't happen, making Zero all the more important for SRK.
As for me, I wasn't terribly excited as I do not like any of ALR's movies, but I have of course warmed up to the movie in time.
Speaking about my own life, I had gotten the confirmation of my university admission just a week or so before this announcement. By the time this movie releases, I will have completed 5 semesters, done 3 internships, shifted away from home and gotten used to a completely different city. As a person I changed too, my thoughts on humanity, relationships and self-reliance have changed to an extent that I may well be a completely different person. Zero releases just a few days before my finals, and I hope that both me and my idol achieve success during the same time.
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