'Jee Le Zaraa': Priyanka-Katrina-Alia team up for Farhan Akhtar's directorial
Farhan Akhtar just announced his next directorial, titled Jee Le Zaraa, for which he has roped in a stellar cast. Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Alia Bhatt will team up for this upcoming film, which is set to go on floors the next year. He made the announcement today, the day when his first directed film, Dil Chahta Hai, released 20 years ago.
Here's how Akhtar made the big announcement
Did someone say road trip?— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 10, 2021
Thrilled to announce my next film as director and what better day than 20 years of Dil Chahta Hai to do it. #JeeLeZaraa with @priyankachopra #KatrinaKaif @aliaa08 will commence filming in 2022 and I cannot wait to get this show on the road. 😊❤️ pic.twitter.com/Ycg5tRnEeF
Will it be the female-version of 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'?
Along with the announcement message, Akhtar also shared a video. It shows the makers' names and the star cast. A car is seen moving, which is painted with different tourist places in India. And then, the movie's title comes up along with the names of the producers. Looking at the motion poster, the movie seems like the female-version of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
The three leading ladies might set out to explore India
Akhtar only shared details about the star cast and the title. Further information is being kept under the wraps. However, the moving car in the clip hinted at a potential storyline. If you've watched ZNMD, you'd know that Hrithik Roshan-Abhay Deol-Akhtar go on a bachelor's trip to international locations. The upcoming venture might have the three ladies explore India in a similar manner.
This news was received with mixed reactions, as usual
Netizens are eagerly waiting to see Bhatt, PeeCee, and Kaif in a movie. One user wrote, "Finally @FarOutAkhtar the brilliant director coming back we are in for a treat." Another said, "Wow..I believe one of the best announcements of 2021." And someone mocked him by commenting — "Farhan made Dil chahta hai, Zoya recycled it to ZNMD and now again Farhan is recycling."
Screenplay is being co-written by Zoya Akhtar
Presented by Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby, Jee Le Zaraa is being backed by Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani, and Akhtar. Kagti and the Akhtar-duo have also co-written the screenplay. With a terrific cast and crew, the movie has every potential to be a success. To note, the Toofaan actor's last directorial was the 2011 film, Don 2, starring Shah Rukh Khan.