In his last interview, actor Sidharth Malhotra told that he is doing a film under Ekta Kapoor's banner and the actress opposite him would be Parineeti Chopra. He said that the actors will commence the shoot of the film in Lucknow and is a story in which the groom is kidnapped. Then it was temporarily called Shotgun Jodi. But thefilmmakers have re-named it and now it is called Jabariya Jodi. A source said, "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." Sid portrays the role of a Bihari thug in the film, suggested the new name of the film. One of the sources also added, "He came across this word during the readings and told the team about it. They liked it instantly." Sid is a multi-talented actor who also played an important role to make sure that Ekta's production house, "Balaji Telefilms" got the film. Sidharth said, "Balaji will always be special because till date, my biggest film (Ek Villain, 2014) is with Ekta. That’s why the thought of calling her up about this script earlier this year was obvious. She’s good at presenting and marketing a film. We have had great energies which have worked for us in Ek Villain and we are going to amplify it further with this movie." Sid will be reuniting with Parineeti Chopra after Hasee Toh Phasee which was reelased in 2014. He also made a statement saying that it is an exciting film for both the actors to come together and work onscreen again. The film will be a blend of humour and amazing content.