- Shahrukh Khan as Samar
Khan’s role in the film will span two ages, one in his late twenties as a musician based in London and the other at an older age as an introverted, composed, dutiful army officer in Kashmir.In an interview, Shahrukh revealed many details about his Jab Tak Hai Jaan character. He said Samar is “angry, unforgiving, with loads of emotional baggage. I play him sweet when he needs to be, actually he is a lot like me. Samar is a combination of angst, tenderness, anger and yeah he’s pretty unforgiving. He’s a lover who feels there is arrogance in love. You know, when you are in love then you tend to feel more confident about yourself. You feel confident and arrogant that somebody loves.” Shahrukh added that there is “a sense of ownership in Samar. He feels he owns the person he loves but then when it’s needed he can show his frailty also. I like this in him, he accepts his flaws and weaknesses.”
- Katrina Kaif as Meera
Prior to the film’s release, Kaif’s role was described as “the archetypal Yash Chopra seductress, an unattainable beauty.” She was reported to have put in a significant amount of work to make her character true and believable.
- Anushka Sharma as Akira
Anushka Sharma was confirmed to be the second female lead in the film. In an interview with a leading daily journal, Anushka stated, “I play a girl by the name Akira. She is a 21 year old who works for Discovery Channel and makes documentaries. I am on a quest to discover the truth behind the compelling story of The Man Who Cannot Die. She is extremely ambitious and would do anything to make it big and realize her dreams.” It was initially rumored that Sharma would be seen in an extended cameo appearance but this was refuted by the actress in the interview.
- Rishi Kapoor as Samar’s Father
Khan’s father in the film. The role is a cameo appearance.
- Neetu Singh as Samar’s Mother
Khan’s mother in the film. A cameo appearance as well.
- Anupam Kher as Meera’s Father
Kaif’s father in the film. He stated officially in an interview that his role in the film was a cameo appearance.